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Press Room

We welcome opportunities to connect journalists with BALLE thought leaders, visionary entrepreneurs, and local economy leaders to learn more about localism and how we are building real prosperity, city by city. Please contact:

Sarah Trent
Marketing and Communications Manager
510.587.9417 ext 120

Press Releases

May 28, 2015: Visionary Business Leaders & Social Change Agents Join Local Economy Leaders in Phoenix for Annual BALLE Conference

Sept. 18, 2014: National Business Alliance Names Third Cohort of Localists Leading the New Economy

June 9, 2014: Oakland Attracts Local Movement Business Leaders for Prosperity For All Conference

Understanding BALLE

BALLE provides the national forum for the most visionary local economy leaders and funders to connect, build their capacity and innovate. BALLE supports the emergence and promotion of Localism through independent retail, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, green building, local zero-waste manufacturing, and community capital.

Localism spreads when entrepreneurs, conveners and funders connect and share knowledge about new business models, new methods of financing and other new approaches to building a healthy, more equitable and sustainable economy. 

Learn more about our initiatives:

Interviews with BALLE Thought Leaders

BALLE's national board, staff, Local Economy Fellows and local network members include renowned leaders in the fields of sustainability, social finance, social enterprise, and community-based economic development. Please contact us if you're interested in an interview with BALLE leaders, entrepreneurs who are re-thinking their industries, funders who are investing in the Local Economy Movement, or local network organizers.