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Buy Local, Boost the Economy!

Buy Local, Boost the Economy!

In this article, Judith Schwartz begins unpacking the phrase "Buy Local" that has recently taken the country by storm and has encouraged buy local campaigns across nearly every state. She explains the impact these campaigns can have on local economies, the higher cost of local goods, community resiliency, and local currency. She says, the point is not for communities to become completely self-sufficient, but to identify markets they can supply through local manufacturing and services.

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