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Article, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Nov 29, 2012

ILSR Releases New Public Savings Fact Sheet

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/ilsr-releases-new-public-savings-fact-sheet/

This new resource shares real world examples of public savings directly connected to municipal networks. Publicly owned broadband networks provide opportunities for local savings to taxpayers. Local and regional governments find new and unexpected ways to cut costs when they build their own next-generation networks. In addition to saving connectivity fees for administrative facilities, local… Continue reading

Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 1 Comment | Updated on Feb 24, 2005

Big-Box Dropped from Portland Redevelopment Project

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/bigbox-dropped-portland-redevelopment-project/

Responding to intense public pressure, developers in a three-way competition to redevelop a site on the east side of Portland, Oregon, have dropped plans to include big-box retail in their projects. The Portland Development Commission has been considering proposals to redevelop five city blocks at the base of the Burnside Bridgehead east of the Willamette River. Continue reading

Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Jan 19, 2005

Think Local First

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/think-local-first/

Independent business owners in Portland, Oregon, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, have launched a multi-year educational campaigns to persuade residents to "think local first" when shopping. "We’re looking to achieve a percentage change in behavior," said Paul Needham, a founding board member of the Sustainable Business Network of Portland (SBNP), which organized the buy-local initiative. Continue reading

Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on May 1, 2001

Home Depot Backs Out Of Downtown Portland

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/home-depot-backs-out-downtown-portland/

Having saturated rural and suburban markets, big box retailers are making an aggressive push into central cities. In many communities, however, they are facing strong neighborhood opposition. Last year, Home Depot, which has 1,100 outlets worldwide, announced its intention to open a store in the Hollywood neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. The corporation proposed a 4-block, multistory building that would combine a 100,000 square foot store with offices, apartments, small shops, and two levels of above-ground parking. Continue reading