01 Dec '11, 12pm
Competing with the Big Dogs: Marketing Tips to Build Local Economies
I’m a big supporter of local economies because I believe doing so will help solve many of the social and economic ills troubling us today. Supporting local businesses keeps more dollars local , strengthens the middle class, minimizes the proliferation of the top 1 percent, and creates a stronger sense of community. In a time where wealthy individuals and corporations have great influence over our political system and our government has been rendered incapable of leading our country out of this recession, we need to take a systemic approach to improving our economy. We cannot continue to support these corporations with our purchases. Our economy can become self-sufficient by supporting each other in our local communities and regions.