Hardware Retailing

JUN 2018

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June 2018 | HARDWARE RETAILING 67 Proportion of Every Dollar Spent That Remains in a Local Economy Through labor, profit, procurement and charitable giving Source: Home Sweet Home: Locals vs. Amazon, NRHA, Independent We Stand and PDRA 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Local Chain Online Labor Procurement Profit Charity 13.2% 3.9% 30.4% Local Businesses Contribute a Far Greater Economic Advantage (Graph shows % difference in contributions to local economy. States without Amazon employees are not included.) Source: Home Sweet Home: Locals vs. Amazon, NRHA, Independent We Stand and PDRA State Amazon Wages as a % of Sales % of Independents' Local Advantage United States 3.9% 676% Arizona 9.9% 208% California 4.9% 519% Colorado 1.4% 2,108% Connecticut 4.1% 633% Delaware 3.3% 834% Florida 2.5% 1,135% Georgia 4.0% 653% Illinois 4.5% 582% Indiana 13.0% 134% Kansas 8.3% 264% Kentucky 26.6% 14% Maryland 2.8% 998% Massachusetts 3.4% 804% Michigan 0.5% 6,364% State Amazon Wages as a % of Sales % of Independents' Local Advantage Minnesota 3.2% 840% Nevada 8.4% 263% New Hampshire 0.7% 4,057% New Jersey 4.5% 571% North Carolina 1.7% 1,696% Ohio 3.1% 874% Oregon 1.4% 2,079% Pennsylvania 8.9% 242% South Carolina 8.2% 273% Tennessee 9.2% 231% Texas 3.1% 878% Virginia 4.1% 634% Washington 10.2% 199% Wisconsin 2.7% 1,014%

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