Do you want to rebuild our economy and revitalize your community? The 10% Shift wants to help you do just that.
We are a group of local entrepreneurs and citizens and we invite you to join us in growing a movement that will transform our economy. The 10% Shift began in New England and has spread to communities across North America--together we can build strong local economies and improve our environment by making a modest shift in the way we spend our dollars.
As the well-known Grand Rapids study by Civic Economics has proved, if all of the households in our community shifted 10% of our existing purchases from non-local businesses to Local Independents (locally owned and independent businesses) we would see thousands of new jobs created and millions of dollars of new economic activity. And all this can begin to happen as soon as people start shifting and without the use of one taxpayer dollar.
The 10% Shift is an idea that crystallizes the profound impact that an incremental change in purchasing behavior can transform our local economies. Local business groups have integrated the 10% Shift into their buy local programs in ways that have resulted in excellent promotional and organizational benefits. Click here to see some of the examples of how the 10% Shift can build a strong local economy in your community. Click on the link above to learn more.