The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, WOO Card and Worcester Local First want to remind you to LIVE LOCAL.

Did you know that for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city’s tax base? For every $100 spent at a national chain or franchise store, only $14 remains in the community.*

This November 29 is #ShopWoo Saturday. Support local businesses because it’s the right thing to and it makes a difference in our community.

*Institute for Local Self-Reliance an​d Friends of Midcoast Maine, “The Economic Impact of Locally Owned Businesses vs. Chains: A Case Study in Midcoast Maine,” Sept. 2003