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Perhaps the simplest and most foolproof way to build wealth in the region is to keep more dollars circulating in the local economy. Every dollar spent in locally owned stores or for locally produced goods and services has a beneficial multiplier effect far beyond a dollar that immediately flows out of the region.

This section will cover the efforts to support local businesses and to study how our dollars are flowing in and out of the local economy. Two priority areas will be energy and food — necessities that drain billions of dollars out of Northeast Ohio each year

Local, sustainable businesses

Do you know of another business producing its goods from local, sustainable sources? Let us know.

Eco-friendly landscapes

Eco-friendly landscapes >

We look inside two local guides to native landscaping and their benefits.

Your location can cost or save

Your location can cost or save >

See if your neighborhood is costing or saving you more than the average

10 best ecological restoration

10 best ecological restoration >

Cities are healthier as a whole when nature is invited in.