Amy Cortese is an award-winning journalist who writes about topics spanning business, finance, food, wine and travel. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Business Week, the New York Times, the Daily News, Portfolio, Mother Jones, Afar, The American, the Daily Beast, Talk, Business 2.0, and Wired, among other publications. Her recently published book, Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From it (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), draws upon her experience covering these diverse realms to explore how a small shift in investment away from multinationals towards locally-owned enterprises can reap enormous economic and social benefits for individuals, their communities and the country.
Cortese's book, "Locavesting" chronicles the extraordinary experiment in citizen finance... taking root across the country and the promising new investment models that are being created, from community ownership to crowdfunding to Do-It-Yourself public offerings and even the return of local stock exchanges. Through engaging stories and exposition, Locavesting shows how a small shift to local investments can help rebuild our nest eggs, our communities and, just perhaps, the country.