Business Information Packet
ScSEED, c/o Alison Rosenblatt, PO Box 102, Villa Grove, CO 81155
(719) 256‐6000 (ext. 103), email@example.com, www.scseed.org
About Mountain Money
What is Mountain Money?
Mountain Money is Saguache County’s local currency. It is a means of exchange that is only
accepted at participating businesses throughout Saguache County. It aims to increase the
local flow of goods and services, keeping money within the community and strengthening
our local economy. By promoting the consumption of local goods, Mountain Money will
help our local businesses thrive.
Mountain Money is tradable for the US Dollar (USD) at a five percent discount. This means
that for 95 cents, you can get one dollar of Mountain Money (MoMo). MoMo will be worth
the same as the USD at participating businesses. Businesses will only incur the five percent
discount expense if they trade the MoMo they receive in for USD. If businesses circulate the
MoMo they receive, they will retain the full dollar value of the currency.
Why Should I accept Mountain Money?
Mountain Money helps support our community by strengthening our local economy. As a
business owner, accepting MoMo will help advertise your business to local residents and
show off your community engagement. In addition, spending your MoMo locally can help
you create relationships with other local businesses.
How does Mountain Money support our community?
Money spent at a local business generates at least three times more local spending than
money spent at a chain store. This is because local businesses typically employ local people
and are more likely to support other local businesses. In contrast, chain stores send a large
portion of their income to their headquarters to pay for accounting, advertising, and other
national (or international) operations.
If we use Mountain Money for local transactions, we create an added incentive for the
money to re‐circulate locally. This helps us c