Tag Archives: Local economy

Building Local Economies through Cooperative Ownership

Seven Co-op Principles

It is common belief that companies build our economy.   Most of us assume that strong businesses build a strong local economy.   But most corporations operate on the premise that their prime responsibility is to maximize return for the shareholders while NOT breaking any laws.  Focusing on the local economy is not their legal responsibility, unless of course the executives specifically …

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EmPowering Local Economies

By Tim Inkpen Since the financial crisis of 2008, there has been a resurgence of interest in local economies. The crisis has caused many to look for ways of buffering their communities from drastic upheavals over which they little or no control. The basic concept behind local economics is that everyone benefits if many goods and services are produced locally. …

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