A Time to Give Thanks
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The staff at Factor 360 would like to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend! We will be closed to spend time giving thanks with our families.
As you are making your gift lists for friends and family, consider purchasing gifts locally from small businesses, don't be distracted by big box retailers who have spent so much competing for your attention. Here's why. Take the state of our economy into consideration, buying local could be the best decision you could make. For example, according to the Andersonville Study of Retail Economics, local business generates 70 percent more local economic activity per square foot than big box retail.
Our environment also benefits from your decision to shop from local businesses. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industrial pollution is responsible for almost 50 percent of the pollution present in the United States. Shopping locally helps cut down on processing, packaging and transportation waste, leading to less pollution. Overall, buying local is a chance to support the growing Maker Movement, meet talented artisans and small business owners who take great pride in their work, experience handmade, one-of-a-kind and meaningful gifts and support your community. Consider this, and the stats in this infographic, when deciding where to make your purchases this year.
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