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Over the last 25 years, a handful of giant retailers have grown to dominate the U.S. economy. ILSR challenges the wisdom of this market concentration. Through research and analysis, we have built a compelling case that places that are home to numerous locally owned businesses are more prosperous, sustainable, and resilient than those in which much of the retail sector is controlled by a few big chains.
I love going to my local neighborhood pet store! It is incredibly important to me to support local businesses b/c I believe it is the basis of self empowerment: I choose where I shop, what I buy, who I support. I am lucky and grateful to have these options b/c a lot of people today do not, or believe they do not.