How to get 67¢ back from every $1: The power of Buying Local

A new study shows that for every $1 spent at a locally-owned business, 67¢ stays in the local community. In the age of online shopping and big box stories, Buying Local has become a powerful rallying cry to strengthen local communities and sustain vibrant downtowns. We talk with two experts on the power of Buying Local, and hear about a Buy Local coupon book that saves shoppers $3,000 on local purchases in Vermont. (December 19, 2018 broadcast)

Melissa Kosmaczewski, program manager, Local First Vermont, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Michael DeSanto, co-owner, Phoenix Books