Where Am I? The Power of Uniqueness December 7, 2016 Commentaries Share This Tweet Share See Also Reviving the Homegrown Economy by Stacy Mitchell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance Although the current trends are dismal, trends are not destiny. Across the country, a growing number of communities are taking concrete steps to ensure that locally owned businesses continue to be a vital and thriving part of our local economies. Endangered Vermont: Compromise Will Produce a Great Solution As special as Vermont is, it is also fragile. Carefully done, we can have growth without spoiling our nest. Economics, Sustainability and Historic Preservation by Donovan D. Rypkema Comments delivered at the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, October 1, 2005 in Portland Oregon.