You may have heard some “buzz” about the 3/50 project, which is a nationwide movement to preserve independent brick and mortar businesses. Here’s a simple rundown of the initiative: Select 3 independently owned businesses that you would miss if they were one day no longer there. Spend $50 per month at those favorite businesses. If only half of the population does this, it would generate over $46.2 billion in local revenue. Keep in mind that for every $100 spent at an independently owned local business, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenses. It only took 1 person to start this initiative, and you can help keep it going by spreading the word. Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy. Visit the 3/50 Project Website.