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Oh yeah, they (the big-box) stores have great Public Relations department and are always talking about how they support local communities. But the sad truth is that they take out a lot more than they give and will "jump ship" on a community in about 5 years, build a new "better" store in another community just a few miles away, and leave an empty shell where their store was before. And the community leaders themselves seem to be oblivious to this fact. They talk about the gain in jobs, etc. but the truth is that these big box stores end up COSTING the communities money in the long run when you consider all the tax incentives, the infrastructure that needs to be built to support them, and the up keep of thei shells they leave behind. On the other hand, local businesses stick around for a lot longer; that is if the local community does business with them. And they in turn are more likely to purchase goods and services from other local businesses. -Roger D
clarajane09 RT @jackmueller: Buy local! Support your local economy.
shopvillager Shop Local and Buy American Made
trevathompson RT @EatingLocally: Buy local food - good for you & the environment
drMLee ...Can't wait for Spring/summer in Ottawa, really, I just can't wait for the ByWard Market to be open so I can buy fresh and local errday!
Jo-Lynne Or buy from local, grass fed farms. RT @unhealthytruth: As food prices hit record highs, eating less meat would help alleviate demand on grain for livestock feed. Can you go meatless?