More studies on the impact of local businesses vs chain stores... Here is an interesting website with several studies about buying local versus buying from a big-box store or chain store. This webpage looks at everything from employment, to traffic issues, to charitable giving. Every study has a summary and a link to download the published research. We’re not endorsing the opinions in any way--we are simple getting the wheels turning and the conversation started. Do you know of any sites with other studies supporting the use of businesses? If so, please send them our way! Leading Local Living, Lance & Mel