A community group in Baltimore explores a local currency to support small businesses.
“Group Proposes Alternative Current to Support Local Economy”, The Baltimore Sun, Feb. 21, 2011

Will the closing of Border’s provide an opening for small bookstores? “Closing of Borders Could Revive Mom-and-Pops”, Wisconsin Radio Network, Feb. 21, 2011

The politics of Business Improvement Districts are not always pretty. Not all BID’s are well recieved once they have been created. “Rift in West Racine follows petition to terminate BID”.  The Journal Times, Feb. 21, 2011