ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell spoke about policy to shape the next phase of the local economy movement at the 2016 Winter Institute. The annual conference and educational event, hosted by the American Booksellers Association, was held in Denver on Jan. 25 and 26.
In this plenary panel, “The New Localism,” Mitchell spoke in conversation with other thought leaders and experts in local economies. The discussion covered how the U.S. is poised to begin a new phase of the local economy movement, and how, even as more consumers shop locally, we’re also facing critical policy decisions that will affect and shape the economy for years to come.
The other panelists were Joe Minicozzi, principal at Urban3, and Matt Cunningham and Dan Houston of Civic Economics. The panel was moderated by ABA CEO Oren Teicher.
Stacy Mitchell also presented at another session, “Amazon and Empty Storefronts.” Watch it here.