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Stacy Mitchell

Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Portland, Maine
Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and leads its Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, which produces in-depth research and partners with a range of allies to implement public policies that curb economic consolidation and strengthen locally owned businesses.

Stacy is the author of the acclaimed book Big-Box Swindle, has produced numerous influential reports, and has written articles for a wide range of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and The Nation.  

In 2012, she gave a provocative TEDx Talk on “Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy.”  

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