How to Buy from Black Owned Businesses

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This week’s episode of the Localist Podcast is a little different. It’s just Carrie this week, and she discusses the why behind buying local, and how that ties in to the bigger issues going on in the world right now related to race. Big changes take time, but Carrie breaks down the ways in which it’s easier to buy local and how that decision has a positive ripple effect in your community. Carrie tells us more pros of buying local, from better policies and more ethical decisions at local businesses versus corporations, to more money going back into your community from buying local. Our individual purchases have an impact, and Carrie wraps up with ways we can support the issues we care about and build wealth in communities. 

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Piper and Leaf on The Localist Podcast 

Morgan Johnston on The Localist Podcast

Birmingham Business Journal

Church Street Coffee and Books 


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About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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