Together, the people of Portland are building the economy they want: robust, unique, independent, with a focus on sustainability, transparency, ecological sensitivity, community responsibility, relevance, personal fufillment, consumer-producer relations, worker ownership and workplace democracy.
We can always do more: that's what this exchange is for. It harkens back to the original purpose of a Stock Exchange, not as a casino, but as a meeting place for anyone involved in commerce: where ideas, passion, skill and energy can meet with its supporters, where people can launch and follow businesses with people they know, where everyone in the community becomes a stakeholder. Let's bring the web's crowd-power to local economics!
Beta launch December 2011