Buy Local Resources

American Independent Business Alliance “Top Reasons to Buy Local, Eat Local, Go Local”(AMIBA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to to helping communities become more self-supporting and resilient through fostering a culture that values and supports independent business and local entrepreneurs.

BALLE which stands for the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, provides a national forum for visionary local economy leaders and funders to connect, build their capacity, and innovate. Among the transformative communities of practice that BALLE hosts are a Local Economy Investment Circle, the Community Foundation Circle, and the nation’s only fellowship program dedicated to cultivating the emergence of a new economy.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance The Institute’s mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development. To this end, ILSR works with citizens, activists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to design systems, policies and enterprises that meet local or regional needs; to maximize human, material, natural and financial resources; and to ensure that the benefits of these systems and resources accrue to all local citizens.