“Communities and local economies thrive when we shop locally,” writes Jocelyn Milici Ceder. Statistics show that for every $1 spent at a local business, 45 cents is reinvested locally. That’s compared to 15 cents reinvested in the community when shopping at non-local businesses.
Walk Score was started by former All Star Directories CEO Mike Mathieu under the umbrella of Front Seat Software. Walk Score’s service assigns a score on a scale of 1 to 100 for every address in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand based on the proximity to amenities such as theaters, restaurants and transit.
Previously on GeekWire: Get to know your neighborhood: Walk Score unveils new crowd-sourced pictorial guides