As result, it is hoped to grow our local economy and strengthen our business districts.
Council and Mayor will promote and recognize one business per month. Selection is based on length of tenure, civic engagement / activism and positive image.
The mission of “Buy Ambridge First”:
1. To encourage local consumers to buy products made in Ambridge Borough. The intent of this Resolution is to raise awareness of this cause to citizens of the Borough and business owners of the Borough and to follow up this awareness with action. Ambridge Borough will set an example by making all efforts to purchase products and supplies that are made or sold in Ambridge Borough.
2. If certain products are not available in Ambridge Borough, it is understandable for consumers to look elsewhere. The goal of this Resolution is simply to make consumers think of “Ambridge Businesses First.” If products are not available in Ambridge, the Borough urges consumers to look to neighboring municipalities second in an attempt to at least keep the Beaver County area’s economy strong.1. The Borough wishes to provide people of the community with a list of all Ambridge Borough businesses to make this initiative easier for consumers.
Save your local economy… Three (3) stores at a time, the 3/50 project:
3 – Think about which three independently owned stores you’d miss most if they were gone. Stop in, say hello, and pick a little something up. That’s how they stay around.
50 – If just half the employed US population spent $50 each month in independently owned stores, their purchases would generate $42,629,700,000 in revenue (*Employement Statistic courtesy US Dept of Labor / Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2/6/2009)
68 – For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. In a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home!
1 – The number of people it takes to start the trend… YOU!
Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your Local Economy. For more information about the 3/50 project visit www.the 350project.net