The Impact of Local Spend

Study after study has shown that when companies purchase products from local independent community based companies vs. big box multi-national entities, more of the money is re-circulated back into the local economy through hiring, charity donations, services and goods. Learn more about the true impact of local spend through the following articles.


The strength of local and regional economies is integral to the well-being of citizens, communities and society as a whole. Institutional purchasers and businesses can have a major impact on our local economies.

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Big Box Email

The recent merger of super giants Office Depot and OfficeMax, and now the talk of Staples and Office Depot merging has reduced the number of choices for office...

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Big Box Myth Buster

GOPD is a market research and technology company specializing in the office products industry. GOPD has been monitoring chain store pricing practices since 1999 and is...

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Why Buy Local

Every time you spend money on goods or services, you have the opportunity to make a difference in your community and the world. When you spend your money at local.

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Andersonville Study 2004

The Andersonville Development Corporation, with the support of The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and funding by Andersonville Special Service Area #22

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Big Box Austin TX

If big boxes crowd out local retail activity, then the economic impacts include not only lost sales, but also a loss in indirect activity from re-spending by local merchants on locally produced services and goods.

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