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By Amy Cortese, Locavesting

In nature, pollinators like bees take the pollen from one plant and spread them around to others, creating a fertile ecosystem for other plants and animals.  No higher authority cuts the bees a paycheck to pollinate—they do this naturally.  So a pollinator enterprise is, in my view, an economic development program that shares and spreads the best of what local businesses offer, creating a fertile entrepreneurial ecosystem.  And importantly, like bees, they do this naturally, as a self-finance business, without requiring subsidies from foundations or government agencies.

Read: Michael Shuman on Pollinators, Social Enterprise and Remaking Economic Development

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