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Meet Amy Cortese the author of Locavesting!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Come meet the author of Locavesting the Revolution in Local Investing! Think Local First is proud to bring Ms. Cortese to town for this informal conversation.
"Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, generating eighty percent of jobs and half of GDP. They also create the foundation for healthy, diverse neighborhoods and strong local economies.
So why are we starving these vital enterprises?
Locavesting is a call to rethink the way we invest, so that we support the small businesses that create jobs and healthy, resilient communities. Just as “Buy Local” campaigns have found that a small shift in purchasing from chains to locally owned enterprises can reap outsized benefits for a community, so, too, can a small shift in our investment dollars. The book explores the extraordinary experiment in citizen finance taking place across the country, from Brooklyn, NY to Honolulu, HI and dozens of towns in between, as communities take back control of their financial destinies while revitalizing the communities they call home. These citizens are at the vanguard of a grassroots revolution that journalist Amy Cortese calls “locavesting.”
We couldn't do this without the help from our sponsors, Huron Valley Chapter of Credit Unions, The Burnt Toast Inn, The Michigan Small Business Development and Technology Center, and The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development.
Come learn more about the new economy and how you can benefit from it at this free event. However, be aware that seating is limited so you must preregister to assure your seat. Please do so now!
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Our mission is to support and cultivate locally-owned, independent businesses in Washtenaw County, Michigan that are committed to making our community a healthier and more vibrant place to live.