The Importance of Buy Local Campaigns

This infographic, prepared by Intuit (makers of QuickBooks, consumer tax software Turbo Tax, and professional tax software Lacerte), shows the importance and prevalence of Buy Local campaigns. he most important take-aways are that spending money locally keeps 45% of your dollars in your community, making them available to your neighbors and churning them through your local sales taxes. Inexpensive products purchased from multi-national companies have high costs from 'negative externalites' ... or costs which are not built into the product which are borne by local government or citizens.  Negative externalities may include increased pollution levels due to transportation, more frequent [...]