Save your neighborhood economy. Just shop at three independent businesses a month.

The 3/50 Project encourages citizens to do the right thing by spending $50 a month in three locally owned businesses of their choice.

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The genius behind this project is that “for every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spent that at a national chain only $48 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.”

“If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.”

So what’s the key of economic recovery in your neighborhood? YOU!

The 3/50 project website offers lists of those businesses that support the project so you even know where to shop. For the Baltimore area, there are plenty of stores on the list so I don’t want to hear it.

I know you’re going shopping. I just ask that you check out a new place.

The following independent businesses from the Baltimore area are on the 3/50 Project supporter’s list:

2910 on the Square
9th Life
Antique Exchange
Avenue Antiques
Blum’s Furniture
Breathe Books
Doubledutch Boutique
Flowers By Michael
Great Soul Wellness Center
Home on the Harbor
Learning How
Lexington Lady
Lily Pad of Towson
MacMillan Custom Framing
Pandora’s Box
Pickled Parrot
Pretentious Pooch
Simply Noted
Su Casa
Techlab Photo
The Best Battery Company, Inc.
The House Downtown
Baltimore City
Mill Valley General Store

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  1. […] goals support shopping locally, organically, responsibly, and recycling. Money talks. Get yours to support your town’s economy and to vote for the benefits of local, natural […]

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