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    The Buy Local program is a campaign of the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce and community partners. Our mission is to support local businesses in Blairsville-Union County, to maintain our unique community character, attract tourism, and build economic strength.

    • For every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, $43 stays in the community. Spend it online and nothing comes home. (Source: Civic Economics report)
    • If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue*. Imagine the impact if ¾ the employed population did that. (*U.S. Labor Department February 2009 report)
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