A Magazine about the Hudson Valley’s local economy, published by Hudson Valley Current.

Local Liz’s Field Notes

We believe there’s more than enough wealth to go around… and we’re here to prove it.

We’ve all heard the story before. There just aren’t enough hours in the day. The cost of living is going up. One month your revenue is through the roof. The next, you’re scrambling to make rent.

Maybe you want to grow your business, but you lack the capacity.

Maybe you want to invest in your community, but you’re not sure your cash flow will allow.

Maybe you’re just tired of being locked into an economy that only allows a lucky few to truly thrive.

Whatever your story is, we hear you—but we don’t think this is how it has to be.

The Hudson Valley Current is a nonprofit, economic development organization dedicated to challenging the scarcity myth. We seek abundance for all—our community, our businesses, and our families. That’s why we developed a community currency called the Current—a means to share each business or individual’s skills and resources within the community.

This month we launched our new website, facebook group and reached the 300 Members milestone! Learn more about the Current at hudsonvalleycurrent.org or call me at 845-663-2286.

Local currencies mean richer communities.

You probably already know how supporting an independent business keeps more money in your economy compared to shopping at national chains.

This multiplier effect is magnified with a local currency!

  1. You earn Currents by offering your services or selling inventory (often surplus).
  2. You spend your Currents at one of hundreds of participating local businesses.
  3. 100% of this income stays in the region, and is used to support more local businesses.
  4. Other business owners gain more income to reinvest in their companies and communities (using local talent).
  5. Everybody wins! Your business and your local economy grow.

As a member of the Hudson Valley Current, you can look forward to not just improving your cash flow, connecting with other like-minded business owners, and seeing the direct impact of keeping it local—you can look forward to us doing everything in our power to support you!

Break free of the myth that there’s not enough to go around. Ready to join? Or maybe you just have a question? Contact me at liz@hudsonvalleycurrent.org or visit hudsonvalleycurrent.org.

–Local Liz Harrington