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Minnesota Public Radio looks at emerging ‘buy local’ movement

| Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on May 17, 2005 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Small Twin Cities businesses unite in ‘buy local’ movement  (8 minutes of real audio) – Minnesota Public Radio

In the face of big-box retail stores owned by multi-national corporations, some Twin Cities area small business owners are banding together to promote shopping at local, independently-owned stores. Supporters of the “buy local” movement say there are many good reasons shoppers should avoid national chains like Target, Wal-Mart and Starbucks Coffee.

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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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