About Locavesting

Welcome to the Locavesting blog. I have created this forum as an extension to my book, Locavesting: the Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It (Wiley & Sons, June 2011).  

What is locavesting? It's a term I coined to describe the local investing movement taking root across the country.  Just as locavores eat a diet sourced close to home, locavestors try to invest that way. The idea is to earn profits while supporting your local community. Locavesting is about investing in Main Street,  rather than the casino known as Wall Street, and creating a more inclusive and just form of capitalism. 

The blog will continue to follow the unfolding experiment in citizen finance by posting news about locavesting deals, developments relating to small business capital raising, and events of interest to the locavesting community.  I invite you to share your own experiences or submit news or feedback at amy@locavesting.com.

You can also find out more at www.locavesting.com, or follow me on twitter @locavesting