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We bring you the AMIBA Blogs and news from around the world as it pertains to local business and growing our local economies.
May is National Bike Month. Let’s focus on how bicycling means business!
The Local Leaders Roundtable met on May 12 to discuss measuring success with Jen Risley, Director...
This July, celebrate Independents Month by signing on to the Indie Challenge today! Pledge to buy...
Dane Buy Local, which serves the entire county, focuses its mission on three major themes: collaborate, educate, and promote.
This July, let’s celebrate our independence and our independents together.
The Local Leaders Roundtable met on April 14 for a great presentation by Amanda Kaye and Colleen...
It’s a time to inspire you to move your money closer to home — by banking with a community bank or credit union and investing in locally owned businesses in our region.
On April 4, companies, nonprofits, and individuals are uniting to support the antitrust bills, explain them to our audiences, and—most importantly—mobilize emails and calls from constituents to their members of Congress.
Industry News Feed
ILSR’s 2022 Independent Business Survey looks at market concentration in our economy and how it is impacting independent business owners.
The Main Street Journal, with sponsorship of the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3) and funding from the Heron Foundation, is the world’s hub for local investing news and events.
By Kennedy Smith, Institute for Local Self-Reliance Our new report suggests a dozen ways that civic leaders can use the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to strengthen local economies by supporting small business development. Our report suggests twelve ways in which...
Amazon’s Toll Road report finds that Amazon is exploiting its position as a gatekeeper to impose steep fees on third-party sellers.
Good for Michigan's People First Economy created a two-part mini-podcast highlighting their Move Your Money campaign. This campaign was created to spread awareness around the importance of keeping your money locally, the impacts of our current financial system, and...
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