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Ways to Get Local - East Village Community Coalition

Find independent East Village merchants with our Online Get Local Guide.

Avoid unnecessary spending online and in chain stores. For every $100 dollars you spend locally, $68 stay in the local economy. For every $100 you spend in a chain store only $43 stay local.

Local business owners reinvest in the local economy by hiring local suppliers and employees. They shop in our neighborhood and purchase local goods and services at more than twice the rate of chains. Chain stores’ profits are returned to corporate headquarters and diffused through economies far from the point of sale.

Shift $20 of your monthly spending to East Village business. If everyone in the East Village redirected $20 of monthly spending to a local business, almost $10 million would move into the local economy!

Support zoning changes that will help protect small businesses. Read our report on formula retail Preserving Local, Independent Retail.