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 how dollar stores perpetuate economic distress.
Here is an excerpt:
Some argue the dollar stores aren’t a response to chronic poverty, but an instigator. “It creates an overall sense of the neighborhood being run-down,” said Stacy Mitchell, the co director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. “It’s a recipe for locking in poverty rather than alleviating it.”