The city of Preston, UK is taking its lessons from rust-belt Cleveland, and spearheading a global movement to invest in local economies through economic cooperation. With the potential to subvert neoliberalism, this model uses community input and local investment to tackle issues such as housing, wages, and austerity.

Featured here are UK Labour Party Council Leader for Preston, Matthew Brown, as well as Tim Murgatroyd, teacher and author, at the “Another York Is Possible” event in York this April.

Preston has developed a comprehensive strategy to use local economic assets to revitalize their local economy. With the help of local government, existing anchor institutions, Preston is spearheading a model for building community wealth by partnering with public and cooperative institutions.


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