ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell Speaks with The Capitol Forum about Amazon’s Economic Effects

Date: 2 Feb 2017 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell recently spoke about the economic impacts of Amazon in a conference call with editors and subscribers of The Capitol Forum, a news and analysis service for policymakers and others involved with issues of market competition. Here are some highlights from the conversation.… Read More

Watch: Policy Tools That Enable Local Businesses to Thrive

Date: 7 Sep 2016 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For too long, public policy has rigged the market to favor big corporations and undermine small, locally owned businesses, especially those launched by women and people of color. In this video of a panel session at the CommonBound conference, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell and other leaders discuss how, now, local businesses and activists across the country are working to change the rules to instead support community enterprises.               … Read More

For Rural Pinetops, Being A Gigabit Community Means Business In North Carolina

Date: 12 Aug 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Unless you live in a rural community, you probably assume becoming a Gigabit community is all about the miracles of speed. Speed is important, but so is Internet choice, reliable service, and respectful customer service. It’s also about being excited … Read More

Saluting ILSR’s 2016 Interns

Date: 11 Aug 2016 | posted in: Energy, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Each Summer, we invite interns to work with our team to help write articles, research projects, and produce multimedia content for our audiences. Here’s a look at the excellent work they’ve accomplished here and where their education and careers will … Read More

Press Release: Skyrocketing Rents Threaten Independent Businesses, New Report Explores Solutions

Date: 20 Apr 2016 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The cost of leasing commercial space is soaring in many cities, threatening the future of independent businesses, finds a report released today from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. The report examines what’s causing commercial rents to skyrocket and explores six broad policy strategies that elected officials and community leaders are proposing to address it.… Read More

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