Why should you buy local Michigan products #2?
Today we will be talking about how buying local can effect charitable contributions. Someone might think large box stores like Wal-Mart and Target have such deep pockets that they must donate a considerable amount to the communities they are located within. Well, the truth is the exact opposite. Locally owned businesses actually contribute more than their national counterparts. In a study conducted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Wal-Mart only contributed $1,000 per $1,000,000 in sales compared to local businesses contributing $4,000 per $1,000,000 in sales. One more of the many reasons to buy local.
We can make a difference! Michigan residents must realize this and consider buying locally whenever possible. Here's to you . . . . here's to our Great Lake State of Michigan!!