Big box retail developments can quickly erode a town's character and hurt the locally-owned business community. This book provides city councils with examples on how they can protect their community and keep independent businesses strong.
In this deft and revealing book, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems, from the shrinking middle class to rising pollution and diminished civic engagement. She then shows how communities and independent businesses are effectively fighting back. We've worked with dozens of communities across the country to help them protect their local resources and this book can help educate elected officials. This gift will provide one city council with a copy of Stacy Mitchell's book.