On the Importance of Local Economies

We’re excited to share that the La Grande Observer ran a great article about our annual meeting on the front page of the Business/Ag Life section this past Wednesday. Entitled “Keynote speaker at Oregon Rural Action’s annual meeting stresses the… Importance of Local Economies,” Reporter Bill Rautenstrauch wrote about John Fullerton’s presentation, the panel discussion, the evening’s other events and...

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Making the Shift to Vibrant Local Economies

Oregon Rural Action is welcoming John Fullerton, former managing director of JPMorgan and now founder of the Capital Institute, to give the keynote at its Annual Meeting on October 9th in La Grande. The event will also include a panel discussion with community entrepreneurial leaders, chili feed, dessert, silent and live auctions, and a contra dance with live music by the Two by Twos.

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Building Community Wealth in Grant County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2010 Contact: Shaun Daniel, Communications Director 541-975-2411 or shaun@oregonrural.org Building Community Wealth in Grant County All are welcome at event to bring together local people for local solutions Oregon Rural Action is sponsoring a community-based process for homegrown prosperity on Saturday, April 17th in the conference room of the Outpost Restaurant in John Day. In the Building Community Wealth...

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Local Multiplier

It pays to circulate dollars locally At first glance, a discussion of the local economy may seem unrelated to the farmers’ market or perhaps just uninteresting!  But this is actually a fascinating topic that deserves a moment of our attention.  How does our money circulate in this beautiful valley we call home?  Or, more to the point, does our money circulate here before it leaves? Every dollar we spend has the power to influence our...

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