November 2006

Keeping Money Local

Albany Times Union - Those of you who have visited Great Barrington and the southern Berkshires
in the past month may have noticed some unusual currency being spent in
local businesses.

The currency, called BerkShares, has been available in the southern
Berkshires since Sept. 29. About 115,000 share units are circulating. Using
the local currency, its backers contend, keeps wealth local and supports
busineses that are local.