by Antoinette Heier, Executive Director
For Every $100 Spent At a Locally Owned Business:
- $73 remains in local economy
- $27 leaves local economy
Locally Owned Business
- Remains in Local Economy
- Adds to the tax base
For Every $100 Spent At a Non-Locally Owned Business:
- $43 remains in local economy
- $57 leaves local economy
Non-Locally Owned Business
- Leaves Local Economy
GoLocal! ND is all about economic diversification, one of the top priorities of Vision West ND. Vision West ND is a regional grassroots effort to promote and enhance quality of life and economic expansion in western North Dakota. Vision West ND is a network that shares information, experiences, and resources for positive planning at the local levels. The GoLocal! ND project is funded through a Bush Foundation grant to Vision West ND.
The goal of Vision West ND’s GoLocal! ND initiative is to help create thriving local economies throughout western North Dakota by maximizing the potential of local businesses and transferring market share (business, government, and consumer purchases) from non-locally owned businesses to locally-owned businesses.