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For Consumers

Shift 10% of Your Spending

Shift to a locally owned business and help your local economy.
When you spend here, your money stays here.

Whether you're shopping for food, grabbing a quick item from a store, or searching for a local service provider, a simple shift on your part can help support and improve the quality of life for everyone.

  • SHIFT THE WAY YOU SHOP
    Shifting your spending doesn't cost more - it just takes a little effort!

  • SHIFT THE WAY YOU SOURCE
    If you own a business, shift your sourcing. Every time you shift, you are helping with Bethel's economy.

  • SHIFT THE WAY YOU SPEND
    If you are on a non-profit board, make the commitment
    to shift the way you spend.


Facts about Shopping Locally!

There are lots of fascinating statistics out there regarding buying local and how this affects the economy. New studies and surveys are being published frequently, and we’ll try to keep you abreast of these as they come out.

  • For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $73 remains in the local economy, and $27 leaves.
  • For every $100 spent at a non-locally owned business, $43 remains in the local economy, and $57 leaves.
  • When you shop locally owned businesses, your money is recirculated over and over and creates up to 75% more tax revenue to your community and state.
  • For every two jobs national retailers bring to a community, three jobs are lost as a result of local businesses closing down.


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