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"Buy Local -- Support Local" Show Celebrates Local Artists

A Celebration of 25 Colorado Artists and Local Independent Businesses

Debuting Friday, November 6 through December 6 in conjunction with Denver Arts Week

Breaking the Chains Campaign & 14 Reasons to Buy Local

Check out the Organic Consumers Association's Breaking the Chains campaign:

Using universal equity as the meeting point, this campaign appears to be bridging the gap between the environmentally-focused local movement and that which has been focusing on economic/community security.

About the Campaign

The 3/50 Project: Save Your Local Economy Three Stores at a Time

Governments Buying Local via "Local Preference Ordinances"

As we know, spending money locally helps the local economy, not just in the form of immediate expenditure, but the funds have a statistical tendency to circulate longer within the community.  The same principle applies to government spending. Now more and more municipalities are jumping on the "Buy Local" bandwagon by implementing spending policies that give local preference.

Government contracts have a tendency of being quite large and thus can give a small local business a very large hand up. Not only that, but local governments are in the middle of an economic crisis (which I'm sure that you've heard enough of by now...) where it is in a municipality's best interest to help bolster their local economy.

Love a local business? Buy a share.

Sometimes it takes a village to fund a company.

Originally posted on by Helaine Olen

September 9, 2009

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (Fortune Small Business) -- John Halko was halfway through renovating an expanded space for Comfort, his mostly organic eatery in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., when the credit crisis hit. His source of funding -- a home-equity line -- ran out, so he applied for a loan at a local bank. He was turned down.

Buy local, Sell local = Small Biz Opportunity

Originally posted by Becky McCray on, a website dedicated to bringing promising technologies to the regular everyday small business people of the rural world.

Rebuilding Communities: An urgent call to 'buy local'

Job developer Michael Shuman seeks to rebuild struggling communities with home-grown businesses.

Can 10 percent be the solution?

Groups say a small share of consumer spending can save local businesses

By Katheleen Conti
Globe Staff / June 11, 2009
Boston Globe Newspaper

Ten Things You Can Do to Stimulate a New Economy

This article was originally published in the June 29th 2009 edition of The Nation.
CONCEIVED by WALTER MOSLEY with research by Rae Gomes

"At a time when the financial crisis has eroded any faith we might have had in big business and the capital markets, it is more important than ever to support companies that are having a positive impact on their communities, employees, consumers and the environment..."

Update on Record Store Day

ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009, HUNDREDS OF INDEPENDENTLY-OWNED MUSIC STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WILL CELEBRATE “RECORD STORE DAY.” On this day, all of these stores will simultaneously link and act as one with the purpose of celebrating the culture and unique place that they occupy both in their local communities and nationally. Twist & Shout will be opening up the celebration to include some of their favorite organizations within the local community as an effort to promote the ever-important BUY LOCAL campaign. The Lowenstein CulturePlex (2508 E.

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