As families across the nation continue to feel the financial crunch, many are looking for ways to save money without sacrificing their quality of life. Enter neighborhood businesses. Many companies that are located within walking distance of their customers are experiencing boosts in store revenues. Communities that are planned with this in mind, such as those with mixed-use town centers, are reaping the benefits. When citizens don’t have to figure fuel costs in to their shopping budgets, more money is freed up for both necessities and luxury purchases.
Click here to watch a video about how some local businesses say they are seeing positive growth as trouble on Wall Street drives customers to new neighborhoods.