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Introduction Environment Equity Economics Full PDF
Enviroment Equity Economics
What this Section Covers:
Supporting Local Business
Community Amenities
Community Development
Why Should I Support Local Business?
Buying goods, services and art from your community has always been important for generating tax money. That ideal is less prevalent but still important. Keeping money within your community allows you to reinvest in your community through your purchases, which may be helping out your neighbor’s business. For example, the contract to provide milk to Anderson Community Schools for the 2009-2010 school year was awarded to Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. Prairie Farms Dairy says “100 percent of milk comes from 250-300 family farms here in Indiana” and affects about 400 families including plant workers and farmers. (“Prairie Farms’ school milk bid reflect challenges” The Herald Bulletin July 23, 2009)
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