In the wake of her in-depth piece on Amazon’s growing economic dominance, ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell was interviewed by The Nation’s Start Making Sense podcast host Jon Wiener. This conversation is a great overview of Mitchell’s work on the subject of Amazon.… Read More
In the News: Stacy Mitchell February 15th, 2019 Media Outlet: Washington Post The Washington Post covers the negative impacts on residents as cities across the U.S. grapple with the rise of dollar stores. ILSR’s recent reporting on dollar store growth and … Read More
Newly-installed Next City editor Oscar Perry Abello has long been interested in policy changes that make cities more equitable for all of its residents. In this piece from Next City Abello delves into the concept of public banking. In the article, he cites our research and quotes ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell on the Bank of North Dakota and the myriad benefits it offers its residents.… Read More
Rural communities seeking better broadband have options beyond big telecom.
This past August, the residents of the Republican-leaning Michigan town of Lyndon Township overwhelmingly voted to raise their property taxes. What spurred this rural community to violate the core Republican tenant of minimal taxation?
Lack of high-speed internet access.… Read More
Britta Greene of New Hampshire Public Radio reports a story featuring the local economic power of community composting. For her story broadcast on Marketplace on February 12th, 2018, Greene detailed composting entrepreneurship in northern New England and gained national context from ILSR co-director and Composting for Community initiative director Brenda Platt.… Read More
In the News: Christopher Mitchell February 12th, 2018 Media Outlet: The Patriot Ledger Quincy, Massachusetts is looking toward the neighboring community of Braintree and their municipal broadband network. In Erin Tiernan’s story on local connectivity in Quincy, she reached out to our … Read More
With the abdication of local economic revitalization at the federal level (and at some state levels), national media outlets are increasingly looking to local solutions. It didn’t take Alternet freelance reporter Valerie Vande Panne to find the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and our experts.
For her story Vande Panne discussed these issues with Christopher Mitchell, Community Broadband Networks initiative director, and Olivia LaVecchia, Community-Scaled Economy research associate.… Read More
Updated Community Networks Map now includes over 750 communities. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s map details the communities that are making investments in better connectivity providing the opportunity for other communities to build their own Internet infrastructure.… Read More
There’s so much writing about Amazon these days that it’s hard to know what to read. We recommend this piece from The Atlantic, which offers a nuanced look at what happens to communities when Amazon arrives, citing ILSR’s analysis.
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