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Money & Invesment

Local investment Workshop in Columbus, Nov. 17th

This even is in the past. For a summary of the concepts and tools presented, please read 10 tools for local investing. Michael H. Shuman economist, attorney, …

Columbus Metropolitan Club Luncheon: Starting and Funding Start-up Businesses

Columbus Metropolitan Club: The forum, “Be the Boss: Starting and Funding New Business,” will highlight funding sources available to small businesses, …

An Alternative Way to Save

New Invest Local Ohio Fund Offers Individuals an Alternative Way to Save ECDI – the Economic and Community Development Institute – has created an …

The Multiplier Effect of Buying Local

When we buy from locally owned businesses, more money stays in the local economy and multiplies 2-4 times! A 10% shift from chain to local in Franklin County …

Opportunity Multiplied

This video explains the work of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) like the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) based in …

Michael Shuman Speaks about BALLE Collaboration

Michael Shuman speaks at the National Trust Main Street Center Green Summit (Feb 2011) about BALLE

SOLE Sponsors Informational Sessions on the New Invest Local OhioFund

Originally posted on Think Columbus First, a SOLE project. Invest Local Oho? Is that even possible? Yes! ECDI – the Economic and Community Development …

Investing in Main Street and the Local Economy to Create Jobs & Lasting Wealth

Michael Shuman Talks about Investing in Main Street and the Local Economy to Create Jobs & Lasting Wealth Michael Shuman speaks at the National Trust Main …