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Designed to help you personally and your community, this workshop will help develop practical local investment strategies.

As part of American Independent Business Alliance’s upcoming Move Your Money Month, local economist Michael Shuman will present “The ABCs of Local Investing” Webinar on Wednesday, March 23 at 4 p.m. ET. It’s a condensed version of a virtual workshop he has been leading around the country for the past two years, designed to help communities move their money from Wall Street to Main Street. He will provide an overview of the rationale for local investment, the expanding range of tools, expected returns and risks, and how to tap pension savings for local investment.

Workshop Overview

Americans now have $56 trillion in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, pension funds, and insurance funds—nearly all of it invested in global corporations. If you and your neighbors could shift even a small amount of that capital from Wall Street to Main Street, your local economy could flourish. Designed to help you personally and your community, this workshop will help develop practical local investment strategies. The workshop provides a “taste” of a deeper dive if you wish to attend (or organize) that offers 15 videos (each 20-40 minutes) and four online classes.

Presenter Bio

Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and a leading visionary on community economics. He serves as Director of Local Economy Programs for Neighborhood Associates Corporation and an Adjunct Professor at Bard Business School in New York City. He is also a Senior Researcher for Council Fire, where he performed economic-development analyses for states, local governments, and businesses around North America.

He is credited with being one of the architects of the 2012 JOBS Act and dozens of state laws overhauling securities regulation of crowdfunding. He has authored, co-authored, or edited ten books. His three most recent books include Put Your Money Where Your Life Is: How to Invest Locally Using Solo 401ks and Self-Directed IRAs; The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative, Self-Financing Pollinator Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity; and Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street.

About American Independent Business Alliance

AMIBA has been the leader of Buy Local and Local First campaigns since 2010 with a mission to support locally owned, independent businesses, encourage local purchasing, and address the competitive disadvantages that independent businesses often experience due to policies and economic structures: amiba.net.

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