Transition Milwaukee

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Local Currency


Local currencies have a long history, and yes, they are legal! Local currencies strengthen the local economy by favoring local businesses and by putting people to work, matching needs with resources, even when the money supply is tight or when the value of federal currency declines.


mkeXchange is a group that has been meeting since late 2008 to start one or more local currencies in Greater Milwaukee. The group is currently working on both a hard (paper) currency, and a mutual credit system, similar to timebanking.

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Comment by Heather Monroe on December 2, 2009 at 3:15pm
check out Milwaukee Time Exchange! launching in Riverwest
Comment by Christie Mole on June 26, 2009 at 1:02pm
The Mutual Credit group is meeting Monday, June 29, 7pm at Carolyn's house (contact Carolyn at

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