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The Top Five Ways to Build a Localist Economy in 2013
Buy Local campaigns and consumer education are still essential tools in the Localist workbench, but bringing the Localist movement to scale requires setting our sights on some of the biggest consumers out there: governments and anchor institutions. These entities represent an enormous sector of the economy, and tapping into this demand could represent millions, or even billions, of dollars of income for local businesses in your community. Not only does this powerful source of local spending results in strengthened local businesses, but it also supports healthier communities and increased tax revenues, a win-win for all involved.

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