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Spending in Springs keeps money here, say locals

Buying local is buying for Main Street instead of Wall Street, say local business groups. “When a chain locates here, only 16 percent of their revenue stays in the community,” said Mike Callicrate, owner of Ranch Foods Direct, 2901 N. El Paso St. “When a local business opens, 43 percent stays here. And when you… Continue Reading Spending in Springs keeps money here, say locals

Local groups hope to reignite buy-local passion

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Buy locally — that’s what could move Colorado Springs out of the recession, create more jobs and a stronger tax base. That’s what local groups pushing buy local campaigns believe. Sandia Advertising in Colorado Springs has launched its own “buy local” effort and is seeking to push the movement further. “It’s isn’t just about buying… Continue Reading Local groups hope to reignite buy-local passion

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Buying locally has become a rallying cry for people interested in healthy eating and in protecting the environment. And now, national chains are getting on board — produce from Colorado farms can be found at King Soopers, Safeway and even at international retailing giant, Wal-Mart. But some “buy local” proponents claim that local goods should… Continue Reading Buying local: Does purchasing from chains count?

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