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Small, locally-owned businesses contribute to health and well-being

February 7th, 2012 by Baylor University

Counties and parishes with a greater concentration of small, locally-owned businesses have healthier populations — with lower rates of mortality, obesity and diabetes — than do those that rely on large companies with “absentee” owners, according to a USA national study by sociologists at LSU and Baylor University. “What stands out about this research is […]