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neighborhoodA report from the Pew Charitable Trusts suggests that the migration from Philadelphia to the suburbs has slowed considerably in recent years, while the number of people moving into the city is increasing. Report Author Larry Eichel says it confirms the idea that the 60-year decline in the city’s population has ended, and it might even be increasing slightly.  The report says the number of people moving from the city to the four suburban counties in Pennsylvania dropped by 42 percent between the years 2000 and 2008.  Eichel says the economy probably had a lot to do with it because moving is expensive, and Suburban Realtors Alliance President Jamie Ridge says the dramatic increase in housing prices during that period may have priced some city residents out of the suburban market, while at the same time empty nesters were moving from the suburbs into the city to be closer to cultural resources.  Eichel, the report author, says it has several shortcomings so no one should read too much into it.
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WNPV AM 1440 As you plan your shopping for Friday ... and Small Business Saturday ... be sure to include some of the locally owned and operated businesses in our area because, according to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org), locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do! "Shop Locally for the Holidays!"
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WNPV AM 1440 Planning to shop on Friday? How about Small Business Saturday? As you make your plans be sure to include some of the locally owned and operated businesses in the area! According to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org) there are "10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses." #5: Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship fuels America's economic innovation and prosperity and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class. Shop Locally for the Holidays!
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WNPV AM 1440 As you plan your holiday shopping, think about the "Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses" from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org): Public Benefits and Costs. Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.
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WNPV AM 1440 As you plan your holiday shopping, think about the "Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses" from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org): Environmental Sustainability. Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution. "Shop Locally for the Holidays!"
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