#3 of the Nine Reasons You Get More for Your Money by Shopping Locally:
3. Keep Tax Revenues Local — A 10% increase in local spending will generate more than $34,000 annual increase in local tax revenues. (That is, $34.1 million in retail sales; 10% of that is $3.4 million; Local government (i.e. City and County) get a total of 1% of sales tax, or $34,000).