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The Inspiring Tale of the Re-imagining of Preston's Economy

We are often asked "what would a Transition local government look like?" It's a complex question, but one Council taking a pioneering approach to its local economy is Preston in Lancashire.

These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bike Shops and Brewers

While the investment cooperatives that have formed in northeast Minneapolis and in Sangudo have relied primarily on the resources of the communities starting them, both initiatives have also benefited from favorable state and provincial policies.

The Trouble with Modernization: Lessons for Endangered Markets Everywhere

Despite their many benefits, public markets, particularly in the context of developing countries, can be endangered by many forces – and often by a combination of forces.

Local Economies on the Table

The EU is seeking a massive expansion of local governments compelled to open their procurement contracts to bids from EU firms, perhaps even the unconditional access achieved in the EU-Canada trade deal. No U.S. trade agreement to date has included such broad coverage of public procurement …

Priorities in Port-au-Prince: Iron Market Sparks Regeneration

Rebuilding the market was a top priority not only because of its vital role in the local economy, but also because of its symbolic value—representing the strength and resilience of the community.

A New Economy is Emerging

Sandy tells of localism, emergence, a new type of financial system, and more...

Divesting with Every Purchase: Independent Business in the New Economy

Joe tells about the unifying nature of Main Street, bridging the “resource gap,” and more...

Kickstarting Local Economies

Kelley Rajala on local economic impact centers, planning for succession, import substitution, and more.

Locally Invested  

Developing an investment paradigm for the future that’s rooted in local business and healthy food, first with Michael Shuman, and Slow Money with Carol Peppe Hewitt.

Why Local Ownership Matters  

In this episode, Local Bites interviews Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance to talk about the multiple social, economic and environmental benefits of local business ownership and community-scaled financial institutions.

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