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 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.”

Read the full story here.