Women Invested: Amy Cortese

Locavesting | Journalist & Editor

Amy is an award-winning journalist and editor who writes about topics spanning business, finance & food. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Business Week, Conscious Company, and B Magazine among many other publications. Her book, Locavesting, was one of the pioneering works on the emerging local investing and community capital movement. It draws upon her experience covering 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. More recently, she founded Locavesting.com, a media and educational site. Based in Brooklyn, Amy has been name a “Top 30 Crowdfunding Thought Leader,” and was present at the historic April 2012 Rose Garden signing of the JOBS Act.

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