June 28, 2011 castlebri

A recent WSJ.com article talks about a new online tool that measures the economic impact on communities of spending at local independent businesses versus the larger national chains. In one city, the tool showed that for every $10 spent at local independent businesses, $4 goes back into that community! Compare buying at Castle Building & Remodeling versus The Home Depot, and how that local buying benefits and gives back to the community in so many ways. The article goes on to talk about how independently owned businesses are contributing more tax dollars to neighborhood development than the large national chains. Click Here and read the full article!