Minnesota Public Radio looks at emerging ‘buy local’ movement

Date: 17 May 2005 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 Independent Business Initiative, which partners with a wide range of allies to implement policies that counter concentrated power and strengthen local economies.