Tag Archives: Local economies

Young Companies Create Thriving Local Businesses

Young Companies Create Thriving Local Businesses
While San Francisco’s new technology economy is stereotyped by buses full of workers leaving a trail of gentrification in its wake, other young companies are betting on the local community to create thriving businesses. By John Zip Lehnus Originally published in Medium.com Last week 128 young San Francisco companies and start-ups opened their doors to venture capitalists, elementary school students and the simply curious at the two-day NewCo ... Read more

City governments building community wealth and cooperative local economies

The past few weeks have seen a flurry of impressive activity at the level of city government, all around policies designed to build community wealth and encourage the growth of cooperative local economies. It's encouraging to see that the work of grassroots developers, local foundations, community activists, and field builders (like ourselves here at the Democracy Collaborative) is beginning to gain a foothold in the world of municipal ... Read more