Professor Kevin Lyons' local procurement initiative highlighted by NextCity.org

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Date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Location: 
Philadelphia, Pa.

Two years ago, Buffalo State College, University of Missouri–St. Louis, Rutgers University–Newark, Cleveland State University, Drexel University, and Virginia Commonwealth University each made a commitment to investing, hiring and purchasing locally. Now, a report from the Democracy Collaborative illustrates how they take seriously their role as "anchor institutions" when it comes to economic impact on their local economies. Rutgers faculty member, Kevin Lyons, led an effort to map out local procurement needs for hospitals and universities in the area. He found hospital socks were shipped in from out of state; now a local business provides them instead.

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