Video: Stacy Mitchell talks Amazon, Concentration, and Building Resilient Local Economies

Date: 15 Apr 2019 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell was the guest for a special edition of Strong Towns’ webcast earlier this year. Stacy spoke with Strong Towns co-founder and President, Chuck Marohn on topics like Amazon, tax incentives, retail concentration, and big-box stores.… Read More

Op-Ed in Fortune: The Hidden Price of Cashless Retail

Date: 3 Apr 2019 | posted in: Banking, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In Fortune, we detail the growing cashless retail trend, steps cities and states are taking to regulate it, and the ultimate effect monopoly credit card companies like Visa and Mastercard have on small businesses and the economy at large.… Read More

Stacy Mitchell Highlights Amazon’s Impact on Local Businesses in New York Times

Date: 20 Nov 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Stacy Mitchell November 13th, 2018 Media Outlet: New York Times Stacy Mitchell, co-director of ILSR, discusses the negative impact Amazon’s new headquarters in New York City will have on local businesses in the New York Times. Amazon will receive billions in taxpayer money for moving their new headquarters to two cities, while small business owners … Read More

Interview: In The Sun, Stacy Mitchell Discusses Amazon and the Future of Local Economies

Date: 25 Oct 2018 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This month, The Sun magazine features ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell in an extended Q&A about the consequences of Amazon’s tightening grip and what it will take to revive America’s left-behind cities and towns.… Read More

ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell Discusses the Future of Retail on Maine Calling

Date: 11 Apr 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Things are constantly changing in retail, from the death of some big-box stores to the growing threat of e-commerce to the re-emergence of local independent businesses. To sort all of this out, and what these vast changes mean for the state of Maine, the show “Maine Calling” from Maine Public Broadcasting aired a show featuring ILSR’s co-director and the director of our Community-Scaled Economy initiative Stacy Mitchell to answer questions and set the stage.… Read More

Washington Post Features ILSR’s Dollar Store Research, Stacy Mitchell Weighs In

Date: 20 Feb 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 efforts to stop it in Tulsa, OK are featured. Stacy Mitchell, ILSR co-director, weighs in on … Read More

Loveland, Colorado City Council Moves Forward on Municipal Broadband Network Development

Date: 8 Feb 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a series of decisions, Loveland, Colorado’s City Council voted earlier this week to take the next step toward developing a municipal broadband network. In addition to allocating funds to develop a business plan, city leadership established an advisory board, accepted task force recommendations, and voted to amended current code to allow the electric utility to handle communications activities.… Read More

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