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How individuals and communities can profit from localinvesting

In the wake of the financial crisis, investors are faced with astark choice: entrust their hard-earned dollars to the Wall Streetcasino, or settle for anemic interest rates on savings, bonds, andCDs. Meanwhile, small businesses are being starved for the creditand capital they need to grow. There's got to be a better way.

In Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How toProfit from It, Amy Cortese takes us inside the local investingmovement, where solutions to some of the nation's most pressingproblems are taking shape. The idea is that, by investing in localbusinesses, rather than faceless conglomerates, investors can earnprofits while building healthy, self-reliant communities.

  • Introduces you to the ideas and pioneers behind the localinvesting movement
  • Profiles the people and communities who are putting their moneyto work in their own backyards and taking control of theirdestinies
  • Explores innovative investment strategies, from communitycapital and crowdfunding to local stock exchanges

With confidence in Wall Street and the government badly shaken,Americans are looking for alternatives. Local investingoffers a way to rebuild our nest eggs, communities, and, justperhaps, our country.

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