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Shop Detroit BUILD Bazaar @ One Campus Martius

November 28, 2015 @ 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Celebrate all things local on Small Business Saturday!

Build Institute, Detroit Experience Factory, and the Business Improvement Zone, programs of Downtown Detroit Parternship, are partering with Bedrock and Meridian to bring you our downtown Build Bazaar for #ShopDetroit!

BUILD Bazaar is a pop-up marketplace that allows Build graduates and other vendors have the opportunity to sell their products, market their business and network with new and potential customers.

Shop the market, hop on tour buses to other commercial districts in the city, and support Detroit’s entrepreneurs.

Why Shop Local for the holidays?
In 2013, small businesses generated 70% more local economic activity per sq. ft than big box retailers. Spending $100 at an independent business had a $68 in local economic activity versus only $48 at a big box retailer. Money spend at a local business generated 3.5x more wealth for the local economy compared to money spent at a chain-owned business. Environmentally the US transported and shipped $2.2 trillion worth of products from over 150 countries every year which results in almost 50% of the pollution present in the U. However, 59.3% of local makers said they usually use recycled materials. Over 50% of the working population (120 million individuals) works in a small business. And the best stat is if every family in the US spent an extra $10 a month at a locally owned, independent business instead of a national chain, over $9.3 billion would be directly returned to our economy.

Not only are you putting your money back into your own community, you’re getting to know the person behind the one-of-a-kind gift you are giving to someone else.


November 28, 2015
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM