Why Columbia? Why Now?
If each employed person in the Columbia area spent $100 each month in a retail business,
it would generate more than $32 million in revenue.
For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores,
$68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, marketing, and other expenditures.
If you spend that in a national chain located in our community,
at least $43 stays in the local area.
Spend it in another city or online and nothing comes home.
This is how YOU can help our Columbia economy.
Think before you SHOP.