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Towards a Localist Policy Agenda
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 10:36 AM
HTP is one of many regional alliances of independent businesses that works to bring independent businesses together to solve their common challenges and support the movement for local economies. We’ve attracted public support and engaged hu
ndreds of entrepreneurs and community leaders locally.
But to regenerate local businesses, we'll need more than Buy Local campaigns; we'll need to change public policy.
Stacey Mitchell, of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, recently presented her vision Towards a Localist Policy Agenda, stating that "we must break the power that big corporations have over our livelihoods, our democracy, and our environment by shifting economic activity to locally and cooperatively owned enterprises that are accountable to their communities and operating at a sustainable scale."
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