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The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative, Self-Financing "Pollinator" Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity

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Reinventing economic development as if small business mattered



In cities and towns across the nation, economic development is at a crossroads. A growing body of evidence has proven that its current cornerstone—incentives to attract and retain large, globally mobile businesses—is a dead end. Even those programs that focus on local business, through buy-local initiatives,

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Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published June 9th 2015 by Chelsea Green Publishing
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Audacia Ray
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really compelling, with lots of examples of the ways local economies have invested in local businesses. The takedown of how typical "economic development" is done, through "attract and retain" plans of getting multinational chains in local economies, is particularly great. I was wary that the "self-financing pollinators" of the title would mean unaccountable rich people throwing money at things, but that's not what this book is about at all (thank goodness). Overall, this book made me think more ...more
Jane
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Examples from around the world of different ways to grow local, and how these jobs are more cost efficient, because local money stays and reinvests locally, rather than leaving the area. A little wonky, but very interesting.
Bradley Scott
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
We need to step back and seriously consider many of these ideas.
Brian
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has a some about why and a lot about how to build local economies, with numerous case studies illustrating Michael Shuman's elaboration of the various ways.
There's a lot of specifics, and the examples are inspiring. I hope to be using this book's suggestions a lot here in Boston, and expect to refer to it often.
Mary
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent resource guide with great examples of how to create th right climate for small business success. Strong analysis of the problems with existing economic development practices.
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Schuman is a compelling speaker and since this book is mostly stories, I preferred hearing him tell the stories.
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