Where We Live
10:23 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Locavesting

Investment options are endless...Apple, Walmart, Starbucks, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil...but how about countless numbers of local startups around the country?

They might not be the most obvious investment choice. But many people call small business the backbone of our economy and the cornerstone of our communities.

So why aren’t we investing more in them?

Today, a look at investing locally or what our guest and author Amy Cortese calls locavesting. Her book looks at this new movement and explains how to profit from it.

We’ll also talk to someone who is trying to change the way we invest in food. It’s a spin-off of the slow food movement called Slow Money. We’ll also hear from someone in New London who formed a network of businesses to strengthen that local economy. 

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