“Every dollar is a vote.” a financial advisor for environmental funds recently said at a local Sierra Club meeting presentation. Agreed and keeping money local and using our votes to support what we want to have here and stay here is priceless. A lot of times the things I treasure here cannot get traditional financing for a few reasons.
There are numerous ways to invest locally. Recently, our group pulled together and to date we have purchased $1000 worth of shares from a local farm to give them upfront capital for the upcoming growing season. We are buying a portion of the upcoming year’s harvest.
Support for local ventures can use your upfront support and pay back in a variety of ways, depending upon the laws of your state. For a great example of these options in action, check out this investment site Investibule: https://investibule.co/