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Are you a little skeptical about the impact of supporting local independent businesses? Or maybe you’re thinking that local is more expensive and inconvenient. Let’s take a look at the most recent research.
Projects that strengthen and deepen the roots of our communities have always counted on generous people to give of their time, expertise and treasure. However a large amount of value can leave a community as populations and businesses come and go, and if there is no cost-effective structure to allow Legacies to be established. The NDCF offers financial professionals, individuals, businesses, schools, and non-profits, multi-faceted community-based tools and resources to establish new funds or to grow existing ones that NDCF currently manages. This helps residents and others who once called the area home with simple solutions to create a Legacy for current and future generations.
“Consumer leakage” means that businesses outside the local trade area are fulfilling the demand for purchase of goods & services; therefore, demand is "leaking" out of the local trade area.
To find the potential for your community to reduce consumer leakage, we need your help.