New Economy Circle

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Inspired by David Korten’s Agenda for a New Economy, this group focuses on learning about building a New Economy — a local economy that would be more sustainable (less dependent on Wall Street), more just and more in line with the community’s needs. What needs to happen for us to move our investments safely from Wall Street to Main Street? How can the community support local small business?  We’ve been looking at new local investment models and collective ownership business models among other elements of this New Economy.  We have an action orientation as well.

The group meets about every three weeks. Newcomers are welcome to join any time; contact Orna for more information.

Project Lead:  Orna Locker

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Local Economy News:

• New SEC rules are out paving the way for “small investors” to buy stock online and invest in small local businesses.    http://kplu.org/post/selling-shares-online-soon-legal-interested-nw-entrepreneurs

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 5:30PM – 8:30PM

Happy Hour and Exploration of Local Investment Clubs

Seattle Good Business Network and BGI are hosting an evening on Local Investment Clubs on .  This is a great opportunity to hear from a panel of experts and people directly engaged in local investing, and to enjoy a social happy hour with others interested in and engaged in local investment and other local economy development tools.  Details and tickets here.  Join us!

Play Co-Opoly!    — new date for Co-Opoly TBD!

“The Game of Cooperatives!  Players collaborate to found and run a democratic business. In order to survive as individuals and to strive for the success of their co-op, players make tough choices regarding big and small challenges while putting their teamwork abilities to the test.  This is an exciting game of skill and solidarity, where everyone wins — or everyone loses.”

All Welcome!