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Backyard Economy: The Rise of Local Manufacturing

Goods that are made in the neighborhood, but not necessarily by hand

While supporting artisans and craftsmen is certainly not waning in popularity (nor are we discouraging it), a new, larger-scale force is emerging to keep capital circulating within city limits. It’s no secret that a large number of American manufacturing jobs have been claimed by foreign economies or lost altogether. Thankfully, however, the allure of Made in USA hasn’t disappeared along with them. Increasingly, consumers want even greater geographic specificity when it comes to purchase decisions.

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Regional Planning Is the New City Planning

What you do over there affects me over here.

The ripple effects of a new downtown skyscraper or suburban development are now felt far beyond any one neighborhood or even one city, extending to surrounding counties and metro areas. An ideological shift is underway as we understand the interconnectedness of the communities in which we live. Collectively, we're rethinking our society’s developmental future.

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