We’re taking the pledge

A 2011 study in Portland by the left-leaning Maine Center for Economic Policy found that, on average, 65 percent of the expenses among surveyed businesses were paid to local goods and service producers. The center estimated that spending at local businesses generates as much as a 76 percent greater return to the local economy.

Plus, local stores have products you might not find elsewhere, first-rate service and plenty of hand sanitizer to go around.

Click here to read the full story, first published November 12, 2020, in The Ellsworth American.