Buying Locally Pays Big Dividends for ME’s economy


A recent MECEP survey of 28 locally owned businesses in the Greater Portland

area revealed that every $100 spent at a local business contributes an additional

$58 to the local economy. By comparison, $100 spent at a representative national

chain store yields just $33 in local economic impact. Money spent at locally

owned businesses generates 76% more economic activity in Greater Portland

than money spent at national chains. See attachment for full article.



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