Creating a sense of place by investing locally

Like most facets of our lives, including food, clothing, and jobs, our investments are becoming increasingly abstracted from our day-to-day reality. Very few people have the opportunity to invest in what they can immediately see, feel, touch or taste. The location of our investment dollars is increasingly “elsewhere,” and the sheer velocity with which money moves is mindboggling.

Slow Democracy; Local investing; and VBSR’s Fall Conference

Vermonter Susan Clark has co-authored the new book, Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home, Eric Becker is Chief Investment Officer at Clean Yield Asset Management in Norwich, on how to invest your money in local businesses, and how local businesses can attract local investment, and VBSR’s Scott Buckingham previewed next week’s VBSR conference.