An advisor to business groups, grassroots organizations, and policymakers, Stacy produces research and analysis, and helps design and implement policies and strategies to curb economic consolidation and strengthen community-rooted enterprise.
Stacy has contributed articles to a variety of publications, including Business Week, Salon, The Nation, Grist, Sojourners, and others. She also produces The Hometown Advantage Bulletin, a popular monthly newsletter.
Her book, Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses, has appeared on several top-ten lists and was described by Bill McKibben as “the ultimate account of the single most important economic trend in our country.”
An engaging speaker, Stacy has been a featured presenter at many national conferences. In October 2012, she gave a provocative and widely discussed TEDx talk on Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy.
Stacy lives in Portland, Maine. In addition to her work with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, she is a co-founder of the Portland Independent Business & Community Alliance.
Reach her on Twitter @stacyfmitchell or by email at smitchell [at] ilsr.org