Our Camden community is unique, and our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of our distinctive character. The vast majority of Camden's retail shops and services are locally and independently owned. Locally controlled businesses are vital to the economy of Camden as owners are more likely to spend money locally.
Compare this to corporate chain stores where the bulk of revenue earned is sent back to head office out of town. Buying at locally owned stores employs the local multiplier effect. Chain stores typically reinvest 15 cents in the dollar back into the local township, whereas locally and independently owned businesses typically reinvest 45 cents in the dollar. If everyone shops locally, this local multiplier effect turns those purchases into big bucks for our local economy, as the money circulates locally several times over.
Consumers are extremely powerful in their purchasing choices. Markets can't help but react to consumer habits and choices.
Have you considered the effects of where you make your purchases and how that purchase shapes Camden?