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Each year, buyers in Central Illinois spend over $17 billion on goods and services that are imported into our region.
Shift up to 5% - If just 5% of those purchases were made here, it would generate or support close to 2,900 new jobs and $166 million in additional labor income annually.
Making the Shift
There are lots of ways to shift up to 5% of your purchases to local businesses.
1. Start by reviewing the zip codes of your current suppliers of products and services.
2. Look for products and services that you purchase regularly and shift them to local businesses.
3.Consider the whole cost, not just the price. Many other goods can also be added to your local purchasing list when you consider the advantages of local businesses.
4. Remember, small or large, every purchase or local contract helps our local economy and creates new jobs.