Tools for Starting a Local Move Your Money Campaign

Date: 19 Apr 2010 | posted in: Banking | 2 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Is your community organization or local business alliance thinking about launching a public education campaign to encourage people to move their accounts to locally owned banks and credit unions? We have a range of resources to assist you, including help with definitions and identifying local banks, sample flyers, graphs and background articles, examples of local banking campaign materials from around the country, and more.  … Read More

Independent Retailers Would Like to Source More Goods Locally, Survey Finds

Date: 1 Dec 2009 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A survey of over 100 independent retailers in New England has found that almost all  would like to source more of their inventory from local and regional producers, but there are barriers to doing so, including, most notably, a lack of an easy and efficient way for retailers to identify New England companies manufacturing the kinds of goods they carry.… Read More

Buy Local Slide Show

Date: 3 Oct 2009 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This photo slideshow has examples from across the country of how local business alliances are encouraging people to choose independent businesses. … Read More

Local Businesses Key to Rebuilding New Orleans’ Economy, Study Finds

Date: 18 Sep 2009 | posted in: Retail | 2 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, many of New Orleans’ locally owned businesses reopened within days of the floodwaters subsiding, while national chains kept their distance for months, even years. Now a new study finds that the city’s independent businesses are not only more resilient, but generate twice the economic impact of big-box retailers like Target, while consuming a fraction of the land. … Read More

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