Partnership for Sustainable Communities Under Threat

Mon, 09/19/2011 (All day)

UPDATE, September 22: The Senate Appropriations Committee has restored funding to this essential program. Thank you to all who contacted their Senators. This vital program will be preserved and continue to provide the jobs and community enhancements that such a unique collaboration makes possible.

Study Shows How Local Businesses Support Meaningful Local Livelihoods

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have demonstrated the clear connection between small, locally-owned businesses and sustainable local livelihoods and economies. The study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, examined a range of U.S. counties from 2000 to 2007, finding a strong positive correlation between the presence of small, locally-owned businesses and per capita income. Such positive correlations, the researchers found, do not extend as significantly to larger outside employers and businesses like big-box stores.

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