1. This video about Portland and Local Economy was created for the Second Annual Thriving Communities Conference held at the Whidbey Institute in March of 2013.

    Portland's focus on strengthening their local business sector stems from their commitment to not only buy locally made or grown products but also to create a network of support for those business owners and entrepreneurs seeking collaboration. This video features B-Line, Springboard Innovation, Queen Bee Inc, ADX, Supportland and Neighborhoood Notes - they are a few of the leading examples of organizations and businesses working together to build new economy strategies for a thriving Portland.

    For more information about the Thriving Community Conferences, contact whidbeyinstitute.org.

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  2. This video about Whidbey Island and Local Economy was created for the Second Annual Thriving Communities Conference held at the Whidbey Institute in March of 2013.

    Whidbey Island shares a myriad of local business success stories - innovative entrepreneurs bringing very local food to the local community to a family-owned telephone company leading the way in technology and business opportunity, among others. This video shares what a small rural community can do to strengthen its businesses while also building their sense of community and support for one another.

    For more information about the Thriving Community Conferences, contact whidbeyinstitute.org.

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  3. This video about Bellingham and Local Economy was created for the Second Annual Thriving Communities Conference held at the Whidbey Institute in March of 2013.

    Bellingham has many years of community building that has fostered an innovative business culture and a desire for collaboration and developing a shared sense of community. With these long traditions of relationship building, the stories of Village Books, Sustainable Connections, Index Sensors and the Whatcom Community Foundation shine through as but a few examples of this thriving and progressive Northwest community.

    For more information about the Thriving Community Conferences, contact whidbeyinstitute.org.

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  4. This video about Port Townsend and Local Economy was created for the Second Annual Thriving Communities Conference held at the Whidbey Institute in March of 2013.

    Port Townsend sets an example as a community with a long tradition of coming together to support one another. Highlights include the new community generated Quimper Mercantile, the EDC Team Jefferson and LION, the Local Investment Opportunity Network, which creates relationships and loans between local businesses and community members.

    For more information about the Thriving Community Conferences, contact whidbeyinstitute.org.

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