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Southwest Side Purchase Pool Drives Quantity Discounts

“The more you buy, the more you save” (aka ‘spaving’) has to be one of advertising’s most egregious clichés, encouraging shoppers to buy things in quantity that they may not need in the first place.


Optimism on Economic Recovery May Be Premature

Indicators suggest that more tough days are ahead. But in the meantime, we can position our neighborhoods for a stronger recovery.

A Call for Action – and New Ideas – on Economic Development

There is a huge gap in many of our community initiatives. Economic development has become an afterthought, and it certainly hasn't kept up with changes in technology and the way business gets done globally.

Data Help Bed-Stuy Tell Its Retail Story

Trolley tours along Fulton Street and powerful statistics about buying power – $600 million per square mile – are helping change perceptions of the Bedford Stuyvesant retail corridors in Brooklyn, NY.

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