Local Economy Bolstering Policies Cited by The Atlantic in Story on Amazon & Walmart

Date: 2 Mar 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The movement against Walmart in the mid-aughts was well-documented (and well led by our capable co-director Stacy Mitchell), but what of a similar movement against the latest retail behemoth Amazon? That is a question that The Atlantic‘s Alana Semuels is hoping to answer in her story, “A Small Town Kept Walmart Out. Now It Faces Amazon.”

For Semuels’ story, she reached out to Stacy Mitchell in order to get a sense of the policies that communities are adopting both to push out big-box stores and how that leaves them vulnerable for Amazon.… Read More

Public Banking in San Francisco: Next City Cites ILSR’s Research

Date: 19 Feb 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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

Want To Topple Telecom Oligopolies? Support Locally Owned Broadband

Date: 15 Feb 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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

Marketplace Features Community Composting Entrepreneurship, Interviews Brenda Platt

Date: 12 Feb 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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

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