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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Banking | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Sep 22, 2016

Blame the Banks for All Those Boring Chain Stores Ruining Your City

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/blame-the-banks-for-all-those-boring-chain-stores-ruining-your-city/

Bloomberg Business – September 22, 2016 by Patrick Clark Commercial landlords are holding out for retailers that can boost property values and credit ratings. Not long after he leased out the shell of a once-iconic Phoenix steakhouse, developer Lorenzo Perez got an email from a broker. He learned that the new space, now home to an award-winning restaurant,… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Nov 25, 2015

‘Tis the Season for Indie Retailers

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/tis-the-season-for-indie-retailers/

Contact: Rebecca Toews Rebecca@ILSR.org 612-808-0689   Amid the hype of online and big-box shopping this weekend, it’s easy to overlook the growing popularity of independent retailers. I invite you to contact Amazon.com’s greatest nemesis, Stacy Mitchell, for a story about Main Street’s Black Friday Takeover. You’ve probably seen Stacy’s research on TedTalks, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal, where… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Mar 4, 2015

Remembering David Carr, and His Writing on Monopoly Power

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/remembering-david-carr-and-his-writing-on-monopoly-power/

Stacy Mitchell, Co-Director of ILSR and Director of the Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, took a few moments to look back over the work of David Carr. Carr’s work included investigating monopolies in the telecommunications space. Stacy’s story, re-posted here, originally ran on ILSR.org. What will we do without David Carr, the brilliant media columnist at the New… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Oct 30, 2014

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – October 27, 2014

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/democratic-energy-media-roundup-october-27-2014/

This week in democratic energy, ILSR received considerable coverage in several publications. Media reports also discussed the future of utilities, the Energy Department’s significant investment in solar, and a new study examining how peer influence affects who installs solar. John Farrell, Director of ILSR’s Democratic Energy initiative, was cited in multiple articles. In Yes! Magazine,… Continue reading

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Featured Article, Resource filed under The Public Good | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jan 30, 2014

Self-Reliance Podcast Episode 1: Local Self-Reliance in the Modern Economy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/self_reliance_podcast_episode_1/

What is the role of local self-reliance in the modern economy? As world travel, global commerce, and communications across the oceans bring us closer together, the role of localism changes. In our inaugural podcast episode, we bring together three ILSR veterans to look at the issue. Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Telecommunications as Commons initiative… Continue reading

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Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 17, 2012

Whatcha Workin’ On, Stacy Mitchell? Podcast Episode 1

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/whatcha-workin-on-podcast-1/

Our first podcast is with Stacy Mitchell, the heart and soul of our Independent Business and Banking Initiatives. Stacy talked with Lisa about the Initiative and the focus of her current projects. She also offered some strategies for supporting independent business and influencing policy that will strengthen our local economies. The podcast is just over… Continue reading