A podcast interview between John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Amicus Solar Cooperative President Stephen Irvin.
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance's John Farrell interviews New Era Colorado's executive director Stephen Fenberg on Boulder, Colorado and municipalization.
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance's John Farrell interviews entrepreneur and lecturer Tony Seba about electric vehicles and renewable technology.
Based on Project Equity's interview with Dan Rosenberg, founder and current worker-owner of Real Pickles, in the summer of 2014
How a small local food business in western Massachusetts preserved its social mission through transitioning to a worker-owned cooperative and using an innovative financing strategy.
How do low-income communities learn to advance economically and build wealth? Low-income communities and communities of color, in challenging structural economic and social inequality, have historically grappled with tensions inherent to development. Who participates in, directs, and ultimately owns the economic-development process? In creating and sustaining new, inclusive economic institutions, how do community members cultivate and pass on skills, commitment and knowledge—especially among those who have long faced barriers to education and employment? And how should communities strike an appropriate balance between utilizing local knowledge and accessing outside expertise? This report draws on case studies of 11 different community economic development initiatives from across the United States to highlight a diverse set of powerful answers to these critical questions.