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Title: Top Ten reasons to Think Local - Buy Local - Be Local
Post by: Metro Jacksonville on December 07, 2006, 12:00:00 AM
Top Ten reasons to Think Local - Buy Local - Be Local

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Why Buy Locally Owned?  Here are the top ten reasons, according to Sustainable Connections and Think Local, two Seattle-based non profit orgaizations created with the goal of enhancing the livability, stability and diversity of their community and the local economy.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/content/view/268
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Post by: Jason on December 07, 2006, 12:08:49 PM
This is a really great article.  Too bad many suburban communities don't have the luxury of a grouping of local buisnesses similar to that of 5-Points and San Marco.
Title: Excellent!
Post by: Troy Worman on December 12, 2006, 12:42:10 PM
Excellent list.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Top Ten reasons to Think Local - Buy Local - Be Local
Post by: Andreas on June 10, 2008, 10:47:54 PM
This is what I am working on here in Jax. I try to find partners to start up a BUY LOCAL movement. Please visit http://buylocal.meetup.com/18/ or my brand new site www.biz1.us   Andreas
Title: Re: Top Ten reasons to Think Local - Buy Local - Be Local
Post by: adamh0903 on June 11, 2008, 08:18:01 AM
That really depends on how suburban you get Jason, out here where I am at, you have a lot of locally owned.

(shameless plug in 3...2....1) Every Ace Hardware is locally owned also  ;D
Title: Re: Top Ten reasons to Think Local - Buy Local - Be Local
Post by: Jason on June 11, 2008, 10:26:22 AM
Plug away!

I'm a fan of Ace and shop there quite often.  Also, luckily for me, I'm about 5 minutes from St. Augustine's historic distric and a plethora of locally owned and operated buisnesses.