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community boosterism.
2020/07/13 16:25
look at how money flows, and what they're finding shows the profound economic impact of keeping money in town
2020/07/13 16:26
At the most basic level, when you buy local more money stays in the community
2020/07/13 16:26
" By shopping at the corner store instead of the big box, consumers keep their communities from becoming what the NEF calls "ghost towns" (areas devoid of neighborhood shops and services) or "clone towns", where Main Street now looks like every other Main Street with the same fast-food and retail chains.
2020/07/13 16:27
"ghost
2020/07/13 16:27
, "buy local" campaigns serve another function: alerting a community about gaps in the local market.
2020/07/13 16:28
For instance, if consumers keep turning to on-line or big-box stores for a particular product—say, socks—this signals an opportunity for someone local to make and sell socks. This is the way product innovations get made, says Witt. "The local producer adds creative elements
2020/07/13 16:28