Locally owned businesses build strong communities, link neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contribute to local causes.
In 2014, independent businesses created nearly 2 million of the nearly 3 million private-sector jobs generated, or 2 out of 3 employment opportunities.
57 > 14
14 jobs are created for every $10 million in consumer spending at Amazon. 57 jobs are created for the same amount spent locally.
Small and local business have a significant impact on the success of larger retail establishments that exist in cities.
1 dollar spent locally generates at least 3x more economic impact
New revenue if anchor institutions shift 5% of spending to local firms
More than 7,000 residents gainfully employed by our members