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HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO SPEND YOUR DOLLAR LOCALLY?

  • 68 cents out  of every dollar you spend comes back into our community  ~ That’s $68 out of every $100!
  • Strengthens the local economy through taxes
  • Downtown restaurants generate  60% of the City meals tax!
  • Downtown hotels generate 48% of the City lodging tax!
  • Creates jobs ~ Over 1800 people work downtown!
  • Circulates your dollars throughout the business community ~ Independents support each other by purchasing services and products for their businesses;  80% goes back into the community!
  • Promotes freedom of choice ~ Merchandise buying decisions based on the wants and needs of local customers, adding diversity to shopping options!
  • Protects our own unique Staunton culture and history ~ Preserves & recycles existing architecture for future generations!
  • Supports local non-profits ~ Independents donate 350% more to  non-profits than national chains!

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