JP NET supports our local economy and economic justice with projects that connect local “livelihood” businesses and enterprises with needed technical support, capital and a customer base.
The current global economy tilts the scales in favor of large multinational corporations, and undermines Main Street in favor of Wall Street. A new economy needs to restore balance, strengthening the small local businesses which create most of the jobs and innovation, and we know that money spent locally circulates locally with ripple effects throughout the community, while money spent at chain stores is siphoned out of the community into the pockets of the extremely wealthy.
Here in JP, there is a diverse, thriving business community and residents are proud to shop locally so that their money stays put in the community. We have a lot to build on to achieve a vibrant, local economy.