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Brendan Greeley on Why We Need a Pro-Competition Political Party (Episode 40)

Date: 23 Feb 2018 | posted in: Building Local Power, MuniNetworks, Podcast, Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Economics writer Brendan Greeley joins Stacy Mitchell and Christopher Mitchell to discuss what we all get wrong when we talk about economic indicators and how he’s working to change that.… Read More

Want Your City to Prosper? Then Forget Everything You Think You Know about Economic Growth (Episode 37)

Date: 11 Jan 2018 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast, Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

In this episode of ILSR’s Building Local Power podcast, Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns sits down with Stacy Mitchell to discuss why the conventional wisdom about economic growth often leads communities down a dark path of decay.       … Read More

Listen: Stacy Mitchell on “We the Podcast” with Rep. Keith Ellison and Lina Khan

Date: 19 Dec 2017 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Taking on Amazon. It’s a big subject. But in this episode of Rep. Keith Ellison’s podcast, “We the People,” ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell and Lina Khan of Open Markets join Rep. Ellison to talk about how to do just that — and why we need to. … Read More

In Jersey City, a Policy Fosters Local Independent Businesses

Date: 14 Dec 2017 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

In downtown Jersey City, a familiar story is playing out: Independent business owners have helped foster neighborhood growth, and now, chain stores are interested in sweeping in with their own locations. What’s different in Jersey City is that the city has taken proactive steps to check this common cycle, and instead, build a model that allows for more opportunity for local entrepreneurs.               … Read More

Watch San Francisco’s AnMarie Rodgers on How the City’s Formula Business Policy Works

Date: 5 Dec 2017 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

In this 30-minute talk, AnMarie Rodgers, Senior Policy Advisor in the City of San Francisco Planning Department, breaks down the nuts-and-bolts of San Francisco’s pioneering formula business ordinance. She talks about how the city implemented the policy, how it works and how well it works — and what advice she has for other cities that want to do it too.… Read More

ILSR Moderates Workshop at the National League of Cities Conference on “Creating a City Where Small Businesses Thrive”

Date: 5 Dec 2017 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

A thriving small business sector leads to more job growth, less inequality, higher median incomes, and stronger social bonds in your community. Yet aspiring entrepreneurs don’t have it easy. To help city leaders address the challenges facing independent businesses, ILSR organized and moderated a workshop at the City Summit 2017 conference put on by the National League of Cities in November.… Read More

Media Outlets Cover ILSR Speaking Events on Amazon’s Impact on Vermont

Date: 30 Nov 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

In November, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell and Olivia LaVecchia traveled to Vermont for two events looking at the threat that Amazon poses to Vermont’s local economies. Here’s a roundup of stories in which state and local outlets cited ILSR’s work and provided information about the events in Vermont.… Read More

ILSR’s 2017 Annual Report: Building Local Power

Date: 28 Nov 2017 | posted in: Energy, MuniNetworks, Retail, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

In each of our wide-ranging initiatives, we work alongside community leaders to provide the hard data, detailed policy expertise, and compelling narratives needed to support effective advocacy, organizing, and real-life projects. ILSR was busy in 2017, check out the progress we’ve made this year.… Read More

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