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By Dina Meneely
Malta Merchants 

How does 50x12=1million? Do the math


This may be making our math teachers cringe, but let me explain how 50x12 can equal one million.

We each have the choice to spend our money locally or out of town. You’ve heard us at the Chamber and Malta Merchants beat the drum of Shop Local for years, but what does it really mean? What does it matter if you get your haircut out of town, or buy those groceries online?

Let’s say each one of us who is of working age would make a conscious effort to take $50 of their cur-rent monthly budget and spend it locally. This is not spending an additional $50, instead it’s $50 of what you a...

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