Are you a Real Local?
Let's begin with some statistics which were reported by the University of Southern Maine's Institute for Family-Owned Business:
- Some 35% of Fortune 500 companies are family-controlled.
- Family businesses account for 50% of U.S. gross domestic product.
- They generate 60% of the country's employment and 78% of all new job creation.
Yes Family-owned businesses form the backbone of the American economy.
Here are 5 good reasons to THINK LOCAL and Buy from small family owned businesses in your neighborhood: