Healthy Communities Planning Reports
Local Ownership Makes Communities Healthier
By Institute for Local Self-Reliance
When policymakers debate anything having to do with economic development — approving a new big-box store, say, or handing out tax breaks to large companies — most don’t imagine that the decision will have any effect on such things as voter turnout or the prevalence of chronic disease.
But a growing body of research is finding that scale and ownership of business matter in ways that extend far beyond economic outcomes.
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