Local Investment


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Francis Koster: Finding Local Investments That Pay Off for You & Your Community

Uncovering opportunity in your own backyard
Sunday, September 7, 2014, 1:06 PM

This week we surface a gem from the archives. This podcast originally aired in March 2011. 

"Locally there are lots of nice, tidy, quarter-of-a-million-dollar investments sitting there that the large companies will not do because their overhead is too high. So one of my themes is look in your own backyard -- focus on fiscally-conservative, sound investments and focus on local employment. You will be surprised at the opportunity that just leaps out at you." » Read more


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Bruce Seifer: Creating A Durable Local Economy

Lessons from the Burlington, VT model
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 7:35 PM

In a recent podcast with Michael Shuman discussing local economies, Shuman praised the progress made in Burlington, Vermont over the past 25 years -- largely led by a local activist named Bruce Seifer who co-authored the book Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy. This caught the attention of a number of PeakProsperity.com readers and, at their request, we invited Bruce to speak specifically about the urban revitalization he has helped bring about in Burlington, and what other communities can learn from that model. » Read more