In acurrent poll of Providence Business News' readers, more than 2:1 readers say they feel "compelled to "Buy Local" in response to statewide and city campaigns during the holidays."
This is good news.
For every dollar spent in a local shop/retailer, 68 cents is returned to the community. For every dollar spent in big-box stores, only 43 cents is returned, and for every dollar spent on-line, zero cents are returned to the community. Raising awareness about Buying Local, especially during the holidays, means we will see more local residents working, and local governments and neighborhoods benefiting. This year, please Buy Providence/Buy Art.