Thankful for local businesses
Today, we continue our series on thankfulness with a word of gratefulness to our local businesses.
They do a lot for us.
According to Michigan State University’s Center for Community and Economic Development, small businesses:
∫ Create two out of every three new jobs in the U.S.
∫ Circulate more money back into the local economy than do national chains.
∫ Contribute more to local charities than do national chains.
∫ Add community character and uniqueness and increase choices for consumers.
∫ They also tend to have a smaller environmental footprint than the big chain stores.
Today is Shop Local Saturday, and we hope you’ll join us in showing your appreciation for local businesses by shopping at a small, locally owned business.
That’s the best way to pay them back for all they’ve done for us.
(THE ALPENA NEWS)