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1. A dollar spent at a locally owned book or music store tends to "[create] more than three times the local economic activity" than its counterpart large franchise.

2. "Big box retail", shopping centers, and fast-food restaurants tend to require more money to be spent on higher road maintenance costs and more public safety services (etc., as a result of their presence) than they pay in taxes, which does not tend to be the case for locally owned businesses.
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