Local Economies

News and Trends

Is the Freight Slowdown Signaling Recession?

Fewer goods being shipped could indicate a recession on the horizon.

Analysis: Cannabis Shops Linked to Lower Crime, Increased Property Values

A store selling legal marijuana is good for the neighborhood, so why do so many towns forbid them from opening shop?

Don't Let Your Butt Dominate Your Brain

Are you too focused on local problems and ideas?

Helping Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Make the Digital Transformation

Increasingly, even small businesses can sell to a global economy, if they have the right tools.

6 Small Businesses Worth Supporting This Holiday Season

Buying from small businesses strengthens the backbone of the economy.

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