Buying Minnesota-made prodfamilies spent 25% of their holiday seffect would feel more like a tidal wav reduced “carbon footprint,” an increa
conscious effort to buy Minnes
Even as little as a 10 percent dentrepreneurs adding jobs and
The National Retail Federatioto $474.5 billion, which woulof the national retail market is
When you spend $1 at a locallocal economy. In contrast, w home.
Minnesota small business own
Minnesotans who buy Minnesot
The typical holiday meal travepercentage of holiday gifts go
Buying local reduces packagin
Andersonville Study of Retail Economics, b2003.
cts will improve Minnesota’s economy and eopping budget on Minnesota-made goods, the. Additionally, Minnesota-made goods represingly important Minnesota family lifestyle va
ota made products benefits the states ec
iversion of the Minnesota’s retail market to loboosting business with suppliers.has predicted a 4 percent increase in Novebe the weakest seasonal growth in five years.2 percent, translating to $9.49 billion.independent business, an average of 68 centshen you spend $1 at a national chain, only abers say they can create more jobs if sales incre
made products save money and carbon
ls about 1,200 miles from farm to Minnesotat least that far, with many arriving on a fast band transportation costs.
Civic Economics, October 2004 and MN Dept. of Rev
nvironment. If Minnesotae small business ripplesent a dramatically lue.
cal products would haveber-December store salesMinnesota’s usual shareis re-circulated into theout 43 cents stays atse this holiday season.dinner table. A largeoat from China.
enue, Gross Retail Sales for