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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.
Skip the Door-Busting Mobs and Chill Your Holiday with Plaid Friday or Cider Monday
by Caroline Tremblay, The Daily Yonder November 23, 2021 New Hampshire’s rural Monadnock Region is...
Valentine’s Day: Show the Local Love
This Valentine’s Day, show your “local love” — love for your sweetie and your whole community — by purchasing gifts (or gift-making supplies) and meals (or ingredients) at locally owned businesses.
Jólabókaflóð: A Bookworm’s Dream Holiday
From American Booksellers Association: What is Jólabókaflóð? Icelanders have a lovely tradition of...
Grow the Choose Indie Local Movement
Grow AMIBA’s Shop Indie Local program, a year-round movement to grow more local, equitable, and inclusive economies.
Resilient Local Economies Spring 2023 Internship
Join American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), Cambridge Local First (CLF), and Local Return...
The Local Multiplier Effect: How Independent Locally Owned Businesses Help Your Community Thrive
As your dollars move through your community, the money generates more local wealth, charitable contributions, and jobs.
Unfulfilled: Amazon and the American Retail Landscape
A new report from Civic Economics: Unfulfilled: Amazon and the American Retail Landscape builds a deep understanding of how Amazon affects small businesses and communities across the nation — and how those impacts have changed over the years.
How Cambridge Local First is Feeding the Rise of Resilient Local Economies
Our love for local is often something we feel but can’t quite pinpoint. It’s that sense of welcome...
Industry News Feed
New Report: Small Business’s Big Moment
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...
New Report: Amazon’s Toll Road
Amazon’s Toll Road report finds that Amazon is exploiting its position as a gatekeeper to impose steep fees on third-party sellers.
Move Your Money Podcast
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...
Small Business Anti-Displacement Network
Small businesses are a vital part of economically healthy, socially vibrant, and environmentally sustainable communities. AMIBA is proud to partner with the Small Business Anti-Displacement Network (SBAN). We are eager to share their recently released brown paper that...
Businesses Tell of the Impacts of Facing Amazon
From Cambridge Day As Amazon prioritizes delivery speed and low prices, often at the cost of its employees’ well-being, many bricks-and-mortar businesses feel they can’t compete. But cutting delivery times isn’t the only way Amazon gets ahead: Some business owners...
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