Category Archives: Supportland

Michael Shuman on Pollinators, Social Enterprise and Remaking Economic Development

Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and one of the world’s leading experts on community economics. (He is not, however, a famous rock drummer).  His eighth book, (we think, we’ve lost count) The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative Self-Financing “Pollinator” Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity, takes on the economic development profession […]

This Social Enterprise Wants to Magnify The Power of Local Businesses

When a shopping center was built on the outskirts of the Northwestern small town where Katrina and Michael Scotto di Carlo lived, they couple watched as one shop after another on Main Street closed.  They both had occupations—Michael as a professor and Katrina as an artist—but they were haunted by the closings. After doing some […]