Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Made in Minnesota

As we approach the national holiday of "Black Friday" one organization is urging us to shop local. Minnesota 2020 issued a report today noting the environmental and economic benefits of buying Minnesota-made goods:
  • When you spend $1 at a local independent business, an average of 68 cents is re-circulated into the local economy. In contrast, when you spend $1 at a national chain, only about 43 cents stays at home.
  • Minnesota small business owners say they can create more jobs if sales increase this holiday season.
  • Buying local reduces packaging and transportation costs.
Looking for that unique local gift? Check out MN2020's Made in Minnesota Gift Guide.

Image: Paul Gill

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