Iowa Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Activists, Against Wal-Mart

Date: 1 Apr 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Years of fighting a Wal-Mart supercenter slated for a flood plain in a rural area of Decorah, Iowa, have finally paid off for a tenacious group of residents and small business owners. On April 2, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the Decorah City Council acted illegally when it approved a Wal-Mart supercenter in the Upper Iowa River flood plain. … Read More

Iowa Reconsiders Link to Amazon on State Web Site

Date: 1 Aug 2002 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The state of Iowa is in the process of removing a direct link to Amazon.com from the homepage of its official web site (http://www.iowa.gov). Under the new policy, visitors who click on the prominently placed graphic, "Looking for books about Iowa? Click Here Now," will be directed instead to a page with links to both Amazon.com and Booksense.com, an e-commerce site for independent bookstores. The decision followed a letter sent by the owners of nine Iowa bookstores. … Read More

Iowa Group Launches Buy Local Campaign

Date: 1 Jan 2001 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The front of the poster shows Uncle Sam with his arms embracing a store owner and a shopper, superimposed over an outline of the state of Iowa and a drawing of Main Street. The back lists ten reasons to support independent businesses. Number one: Money spent at a local business stays in your community. … Read More

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