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

Alternet Features ILSR Experts in Story on the Power of Local Economies

Date: 7 Feb 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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

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