As part of our ongoing series to profile Invest Local projects and opportunities, we sat down with Marion Ward of Regenerations, L.L.C. to talk about her approach to enhancing economic wellbeing for family, friends, and community without being reliant on traditional sources of finance.
As 2015 rolls to a start, we’re ready to start the year right with our first ever Invest Local Meet & Greet! Read more
This November, the Invest Local project went on the road to learn from local investment projects all over the country at the Slow Money convergence in Louisville Kentucky. Rather than a text-heavy report, we’re sharing the highlights — photos, quotes, and videos from some of the best moments of the week. Read more
Authors Carol Hewitt and Lyle Estill haven’t just been writing about these interlocking pieces of local economy, they’ve been building them. Carol founded Slow Money NC to help investors connect with local food entrepreneurs and community projects, and Lyle (author of Small is Possible) doubles as an alternative energy entrepreneur. Read more
This Thursday, October 16th at 6:00pm we’ll be talking about how local folks are using tools developed around the country to democratize capital and invest locally — and how you can too!
We’ll explore using self-directed IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts) to divest from Wall Street and into our communities, small business and peer-to-peer loans, as well as other strategies for investing locally. Read more
Entrepreneurs, investors, and local communities all around the country are changing the “How We Invest” paradigm. Our hot off the presses “Invest Local” toolkit draws on the work of BALLE, the Slow Money movement, Local Investment Opportunities Networks, and many others to share their stories and serve as local inspiration and guidance for a Shenandoah Valley Invest Local movement.