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10 Reasons Why Vermont’s Homegrown Economy Matters: And 50 Proven Ways to Revive It

| Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Oct 1, 2003 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at
10 Reasons Why Vermont's Homegrown Economy Matters

This report, a collaboration between the Institute of Local Self-Reliance and The Preservation Trust of Vermont, outlines why locally owned businesses matter and provides practical ways to build a homegrown economy, foster revitalization, and unite independent businesses. Mitchell uses practical examples from successful businesses and vibrant communities all across the states to illustrate the point that everyone benefits from keeping Vermont’s economy local.

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About Stacy Mitchell

Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and directs its Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, which produces research and analysis, and partners with a range of allies to design and implement policies that curb economic consolidation and strengthen community-rooted enterprise.  She is the author of Big-Box Swindle and also produces a popular monthly newsletter, the Hometown Advantage Bulletin.  Connect with her on twitter and catch her TEDx Talk: Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy. More

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