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Shoestring Mag lays out the argument for local shopping all days of the year, not just Shop Small Saturday. Evidently, by shifting just 10% of our annual spending to local and privately owned businesses we could generate nearly $140 million in new economic activity, create over 1600 new jobs in each metro, and provide over $50 million in new wages. Do we sense a New Year's resolution coming on? [Shoestring Magazine]