Percent Local is currently in a beta period and expected to go live to the general public Summer of 2012. Stay tuned, we look forward to your suggestions.
Percent Local - A local product and service resource directory. Helping you to support your local economy by buying locally produced goods and services. We rate local business based upon their local sustainability factors including environmental, economic, and social impacts. This service will help to inform potential customers as to who is doing the most to support your local community.
A quote from "Choices for Sustainable Living" by Tim Mitchell. "A dollar spent at a locally owned store is usually spent 6 to 15 times before it leaves the community. From $1, you create $5 to $14 in value within that community. Spend $1 at a national chain store, and 80% of it leaves town immediately."
We welcome your ideas and are looking for businesses who are ready to prove that they are truly locally sustainable businesses.
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