For too long public policy has rigged the market to favor big corporations, undermining small, locally owned businesses, especially those launched by women and people of color. Now local businesses and activists across the country are working to change the rules to instead support community enterprises. In this CommonBound 2016 workshop leaders of these efforts look at how cities and states can expand financing for local businesses, keep commercial space affordable, end corporate subsidies, better support entrepreneurs of color, and more.
Devita Davison (FoodLab Detroit)
Kimber Lanning (Local First Arizona)
Stacy Mitchell (Institute for Local Self-Reliance)
Chris Schildt (PolicyLink)
Filmed at CommonBound 2016 in Buffalo, NY. Videography by the Extraenvironmentalists (http://www.extraenvironmentalist.com/ )