#3 Foster local job creation

    Studies show that locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than national chains.2

2 Civic Economics,”The Andersonville Study of Retail Economics,” October 2004; Civic Economics, “Economic Impact Analysis: A Case Study,” December 2002; David Neumark, Junfu Zhang, and Stephen Ciccarella, “The Effects of Wal-Mart on Local Labor Markets,” Public Policy Institute of California, April 2006; Arindrajit Dube, Barry Eidlin, and Bill Lester, “Impact of Wal-Mart Growth on Earnings throughout the Retail Sector in Urban and Rural Counties,” Institute of Industrial Relations Working Paper Series, 2005.

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