Social Media is a great tool to use
for community involvement and access to a wide variety of people locally and around the world. I came across this example: the 10to20 project from Queens, a large rural municipality on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia Canada .
Social media spreads the word not ony to the residents of Queens and Nova Scotia but globally. Their mission is kind of simple:
“If everyone in Queens spent 10% of their income here at home, we would pout $20 million into the local economy! We know you aren’t going to spend it all here, but just spend that little bit more. 10cents per dollar makes a huge difference!”
The project is locally based by the South Queens Chamber of Commerce and the North Queens Board of Trade and the Municipality of Queens.
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Here is a link to a TV interview about buying local with CTV Atlantic’s Live at 5 program.