While megabanks make megabucks, local banks are financing businesses that create jobs and improve our well-being. So why are they disappearing so rapidly?
Big banks freeze out small business, but North Dakota’s state bank supports local jobs. The idea is catching on.
From books to music, why retail consolidation is bad news for creativity—and what can be done about it.
Detroit entrepreneurs are learning to rely on each other, finding the seeds of a new economy in resources discarded by corporate America.
Small businesses and local chambers are distancing themselves from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s politics.
Local investors for local businesses—how businesses are turning to their neighbors for funding.
Why we can’t let this financial reform bill be our only response to the economic crisis.
More local, durable economies are already taking root. We can help them along by changing the way we regulate businesses, plan cities, and finance the communities we want.
Our investments tend to fund consolidation and speculation. But new models are emerging that allow us to finance the economy we really want.
But our city planning policies are rigged against them. How can we support neighborhood businesses that slow the pace of life and encourage people to get to know each other?
Resilience depends on diversity, but banks and businesses just keep getting bigger. How can we break the cycle?
Big banks don't just undermine local economies—they're bad for your wallet, too.