Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Revitalizing Our Regional Economy from the Inside Out

Local First Ithaca is pleased to present an evening with Michael Shuman.

As the federal government runs out of plausible stimulus solutions to the nation’s persistent unemployment crisis, a new set of options is beginning to emerge at the local level across America. The real solutions, argues economist and author Michael Shuman, already exist in our local communities.

Shuman is the author of three books: Going Local (1998), The Small-Mart Revolution (2006), and Local Dollars, Local Sense (2012). He shows that the key to creating jobs is to abandon ineffective traditional economic-development policies that emphasize the attraction and retention of nonlocal business and to support local businesses through sensible policies promoting local investing, purchasing, entrepreneurship, and partnerships.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7-9pm
Community School of Music and Arts
330 E. State St., 3rd floor
This event is free and open to the public.

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