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Supercenters and the Transformation of the Bay Area Grocery Industry: Issues, Trends, and Impacts - January 2004
By the Bay Area Economic Forum
Grand Rapids, MI
An additional 1600 jobs could be created in Kent County with wages of $53 million being added to local payrolls if such a swing in purchasing behavior could be achieved. The 1600 additional jobs created would have been enough to increase employment by one-half of one percent in 2007. Output for the county could be increased by $137 million as well.
Andersonville Study of Retail Economics - October 2004
By Civic Economics
Civic Economics, the Andersonville Development Corporation, and the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce collaborated on this study, designed to evaluate the economic role played by the independent businesses of this dynamic district on Chicago's North Side.
For every $100 in consumer spending with a local firm, $68 remains in the Chicago economy vs. $43 for spending at a chain store.
For every square foot occupied by a local firm, local economic impact is $179 vs. $105 for a chain store
The Impact of an Urban Wal-Mart Store on Area Businesses:
An Evaluation of One Chicago Neighborhood’s Experience
By the Center for Urban Research and Learning Loyola University Chicago, December 2009