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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Aug 15, 2017

Amazon begins hiring hundreds for warehouse work

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Michigan Public Radio – August 15, 2017 Written by Tyler Scott Amazon is in the process of hiring full-time warehouse workers for its distribution center currently under construction in Livonia. In the past year, Amazon announced plans to build two warehouses in metro Detroit: the Livonia facility, and another in Romulus. … In a report… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Aug 14, 2017

Letters: Prince George’s residents are making too much of a stink about trash collection

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The Washington Post – August 14, 2017 Written by Neil Seldman The decision to cut twice-a-week garbage collection to once a week is a reasonable response to budget overruns. In today’s world of tight budgets, many cities have made this transition, particularly with the introduction of recycling, which reduces the amount of garbage to be collected…. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Aug 11, 2017

Readers Write: Amazon and retail

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Minneapolis Star Tribune – August 11, 2017 Written by Olivia LaVecchia That ‘heat’ on proven player — a giant — is warranted. Given that Neal St. Anthony often writes about small business, it strikes me as odd that in his Aug. 5 column “Proven-player Amazon takes heat as Foxconn is cheered,” he fails to consider the ways… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Aug 9, 2017

Vacant Spaces to Happening Places

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CEOs for Cities – August 9, 2017 Written by Kimber Lanning Vacant Spaces to Happening Places | The Case for Preservation and Reuse In the current race to create high quality jobs, retain local talent and attract great companies, several American cities are looking closely at the kinds of places educated workers want to live. Rather… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Aug 7, 2017

D.C. wants to give every resident a bin for composting and offer curbside pickup in five years

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The Washington Post – August 7, 2017 Written by Perry Stein City planners envision a future in the nation’s capital where every household is provided government-issued bins for organic waste alongside recycling and trash bins. A truck would pick up food and yard scraps at the curb once a week and transport them to a… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Aug 1, 2017

Walmart aims high on lowering carbon footprint

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Marketplace – August 1, 2017 Written by Dan Boyce When the U.S. backed out of the Paris Climate Agreement earlier this year, many environmentalists were dismayed.  Many, however, are reassured by the fact that businesses are increasingly stepping up their game in terms of reducing their carbon footprint. In April, retail giant Walmart  announced a… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jul 31, 2017

In ‘automotive capital of the world,’ critics say electric vehicle policy is lagging

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Midwest Energy News – July 31, 2017 Written by Andy Balaskovitz Clean energy advocates say the automotive capital of the world could be doing more to support the growth of electric and alternative fuel vehicles. While major automakers in Michigan are embracing a future of electrified transportation, state policy is still lagging when it comes… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jul 28, 2017

More Money, More Problems For Amazon

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National Public Radio – July 28, 2017 Written by Lauren Silverman (Heard on Morning Edition) This week Amazon became the fourth company in the U.S. worth half a trillion dollars. The online retail giant is in the exclusive club with Apple, Microsoft and Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Americans clearly love Amazon: one of every two… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jul 27, 2017

Should the city be using incentives on Amazon?

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The Florida Times-Union – July 27, 2017 Written by David Jaffee It says something about the state of the Jacksonville labor market when, according to the Times-Union, hundreds “brave summer heat and long lines to apply for Amazon jobs.” While we should always welcome expanding job opportunities, it is also important to recognize that Amazon… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jul 27, 2017

Despite promises to hire 1,600, study says Amazon will drain jobs from local economies

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Michigan Public Radio – July 27, 2017 Written by Tyler Scott Amazon is in the process of building two distribution centers in Michigan. The online retail magnate has received millions in state money as an incentive to build, and hire, in the Great Lakes state. Yet, researchers at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance suggest Amazon’s impact… Continue reading