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Locavesting by Amy Cortese


Cortese explores the revolution in citizen finance taking root across the country, and shows how local investing can help rebuild our nest eggs, our communities and-just perhaps-the country.

How individuals and communities can profit from local investing

In the wake of the financial crisis, investors are faced with a stark choice: entrust their hard-earned dollars to the Wall Street casino, or settle for anemic interest rates on savings, bonds, and CDs. Meanwhile, small businesses are being starved for the credit and capital they need to grow. There’s got to be a better way.

In Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit from It, Amy Cortese takes us inside the local investing movement, where solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing problems are taking shape. The idea is that, by investing in local businesses, rather than faceless conglomerates, investors can earn profits while building healthy, self-reliant communities.

  • Introduces you to the ideas and pioneers behind the local investing movement
  • Profiles the people and communities who are putting their money to work in their own backyards and taking control of their destinies
  • Explores innovative investment strategies, from community capital and crowdfunding to local stock exchanges

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


capitalismformainstreet.gifLocavesting takes readers inside the local investment movement and introduces them to the pioneers creating new models for funding locally-owned businesses, whether farmers, mom & pop shops or manufacturers.

In the process, these citizens are building healthy, resilient communities and restoring a more inclusive and just form of capitalism. ISBN ​ 9781118972731.

Locavesting by Amy Cortese

AMY CORTESE is an award-winning journalist who writes about topics spanning business, finance, food, wine and travel. Her book, Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From it, draws upon her experience covering these diverse realms to explore how a small shift in investment away from multinationals towards locally-owned enterprises can reap enormous economic and social benefits for individuals, their communities and the country.

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