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The Promise of Local Currencies and Interest-Free Financing at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

If you have been involved in the communities movement for a while, you’ve probably heard of local currencies and you might even talk positively about how they help support local businesses and local trade. However, when it comes to providing specific benefits to local businesses that can actually be measured, you probably don’t have much tangible proof to back up these claims. Sadly, most local currencies couldn’t pique the interest of your local pizza joint, much less your local chamber of commerce. Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage (, one of several neighboring communities outside Rutledge, Missouri, is in a great position to change this and help spark a wave of small business interest in local currencies throughout the country.

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