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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 Street Center Green Summit (Feb 2011). This 11 minute video clip includes an overview of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). BALLE includes about 22,000 businesses organized […]

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Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems

One more report on how investing in local food can reap multiple benefits to the economy. Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems | Union of Concerned Scientists.

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Local Economy meets Transition Town – Two Movements to Build Strong Communities

“Forum on Building Local Economies with David Korten, Tina Clarke and David Noonan” Fri., Aug. 5, 6:30 pm — 9:30 pm, at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer: (with open discussion to follow) Live Stream of a Workshop from: “Building a Green Economy – NY Green Fest 2011” in Alfred, NY. New York’s GreenFest […]

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Why Support Independent, Locally Owned Businesses?

There are so many reasons to support locally owned businesses. Why Support Independent, Locally Owned Businesses? « UKIAH BLOG.

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New Documentary Film: The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness is a new film by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick & John Page, produced by the International Society for Ecology and Culture.  This documentary shows why ‘Going local’ is a powerful strategy to help repair our fractured world – our ecosystems, our societies and our selves. Far from the old institutions of […]

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USA Today Article on Job Creation Investments in Ohio

USA Today Article on Job Creation Investments in Ohio Ohio has launched what appears to be the biggest intervention in the private economy by a state government since at least the Great Depression, according to a USA TODAY review of historical data. The state is preparing new industrial parks and high-tech office buildings, loaning money […]

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Crowdfunding Promoted to Help Small Businesses

Crowdfunding Promoted to Help Small Businesses www.thefiscaltimes.com First President Obama and then Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke pressed to encourage loans to small businesses, but now a group is getting behind efforts to exempt startups from securities and registration requirements. Crowd funding could get capital to small businesses but a serious concern is fraud, should this […]

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New Report Details Economic Opportunities of Local Foods

Below is a copy of the press release from MORPC about the new local food study done by Ken Meter for the University of Toledo. It includes a link to the 120-page report.  Among the key findings: > The most sustained rapid growth in farm sales involves direct food sales from farmers to consumers. > […]

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Record Store Day

Support your local record store and get into the excitement of limited releases on Record Store Day. http://recordstoreday.tuneportals.com/NewsItem/2349

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Building Community: An Economic Approach

In Fixing the Future, a one-hour PBS special airing November 18th (check local listings), David Brancaccio visits communities across America using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity in our new economy. He interviewed YES! Magazine board chair David Korten for a big picture perspective about what it will take to build an economy […]

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