10 Reasons Why Maine’s Homegrown Economy Matters: And 50 Proven Ways to Revive It

Date: 9 May 2006 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This report opens with an overview of research on the impacts of large chain stores and the benefits of locally owned businesses. It then outlines dozens of concrete strategies to rebuild the homegrown economy. Although this report was written for Maine, the strategies are applicable in other states. … Read More

10 Reasons Why Vermont’s Homegrown Economy Matters: And 50 Proven Ways to Revive It

Date: 1 Oct 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This report, a collaboration between the Institute of Local Self-Reliance and The Preservation Trust of Vermont, outlines why locally owned businesses matter and provides practical ways to build a homegrown economy. Most strategies are applicable anywhere, not just Vermont.… Read More