Shop Local, Shop Altadena
The Altadena Chamber of Commerce is actively involved in increasing the awareness of the value of shopping at locally owned businesses.
“If half of America’s population spent $50.00 each month at locally-owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue*. Imagine the positive impact if ¾ of the employed population did that”. – Cinda Baxter, The 3/50 Project
"Small, local businesses generate the majority of new jobs in the US," said Michelle Long, Executive Director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. "Buy Local First campaigns help bring these businesses and residents together to build community health and wealth -- from the bottom up." – American Independent Business Alliance
*Employment statistics courtesy U.S. Labor Department 2/6/09 report; 68/43 stats courtesy Civic Economics 2008 study