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Group proposes alternative currency to support local economy
Group proposes alternative currency to support local economy

A Baltimore group wants to put civic pride in your wallet. The Baltimore Green Currency Association, a nonprofit that aims to help small restaurants and mom-and-pop retailers fend off the big chains, is trying to build an alternative economy — mostly in Hampden. To do so, the group plans to issue a local currency called BNotes. -------------------- Update: The BNote is now in circulation. -------------------- Customers wanting to buy local could use the currency at more than 25 businesses. And they would get a built-in discount because $10 would get you 11 BNotes, which could be exchanged dollar-for-BNote at designated merchants. The businesses would then be able to use the...

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