Presentation (July 25th): Jim Schulman on Reinventing Prosperous Local Economies

Join us on Tuesday evening, July 25th, at the new McClintock Distilling Company, in downtown Frederick, for a free and informative presentation and discussion with Jim Schulman, the Executive Manager of … [Read more...]

What is a productive place?

We use the term, "productive place," a lot on this site. We contrast a street, which is a platform for building wealth, with a road, which is a high speed connection between productive … [Read more...]

As commutes from Frederick get harder, the city is looking to revive its job market

The small central Maryland city of Frederick has a relatively low cost of living and a good quality of life, but it has lost a lot of industrial jobs over the last 12 years. Frederick needs two things: more jobs, and … [Read more...]

More Businesses Are Choosing Downtowns and Walkable Locations

As I reported earlier this year, more and more businesses are choosing to locate in downtowns and walkable suburban locations, in part to attract younger workers who prefer a less car-dependent, more urban … [Read more...]

Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses

The following comes from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a national nonprofit organization working to strengthen independent businesses and local economies, and is reprinted here with … [Read more...]