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.