Thursday, September 03, 2009

Morton joins 3/50 project

An article in today's Journal Star reports that Morton has joined the 3/50 Project, yet another project touting support for local businesses.
According to the project's Web site: Consumers are asked to select three locally owned, brick-and-mortar retailers in their hometown that they would hate to see go out of business. Once those businesses are chosen, spend $50 there monthly. Not $50 each, a total of $50. Using U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics figures, if half the employed population in the country spent $50 at three independent businesses each month, it would generate $42.6 billion in revenue.

2 comments:

Ron said...

Great idea! I choose the Hofbrau, the Kaiserhof, and Bernardis!

mazr said...

Here's something that struck me as odd.

I was looking for a certain item at a local business. The owner was working at the time and he didn't have the item I was looking for.

He suggested I try Wal-Mart.