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Challenging a Rigged Market: Policy Tools That Enable Local Businesses to Thrive

August 2016

The video : 1:20:20

For too long public policy has rigged the market to favor big corporations, undermining small, locally owned businesses, especially those launched by women and people of color. Now local businesses and activists across the country are working to change the rules to instead support community enterprises. Join leaders of these efforts for a look at how cities and states can expand financing for local businesses, keep commercial space affordable, end corporate subsidies, better support entrepreneurs of color, and more. Participants will come away with concrete policy tools for building a robust ecosystem for local businesses, as well as new insights on engaging small businesses as allies in building a new economy.

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Speakers:

Devita Davison (FoodLab Detroit)

Kimber Lanning (Local First Arizona)

Stacy Mitchell (Institute for Local Self-Reliance)

Chris Schildt (PolicyLink)

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CommonBound is a project of the New Economy Coalition (NEC), a network of 150-plus organizations including PeoplesAction, 350.org, and the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives. NEC partnered on the conference with the Buffalo-based Crossroads Collective.

Filmed at CommonBound 2016 in Buffalo, NY. Videography by the Extraenvironmentalists (www.extraenvironmentalist.com/ ).

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Sources :

Institute for Local Self-Reliance ilsr.org