Guide to Going Local

by BALLE, Center for New American Dream

by Center for a New American Dream and BALLE

Central to BALLE’s work in the world, Localism is about building communities that are healthier and more sustainable, backed by local economies that are stronger and more resilient. Strong local economies lead to communities that are self-reliant, provide quality jobs, and are fun places to live – all things that we want, but how do we get there?

Produced in collaboration with our partners at the Center for A New American Dream, the Guide to Going Local is full of ideas and advice on how to strengthen the local economy in your town: through buying local, highlighting new entrepreneurs, instilling local pride, investing locally, and more.

With how-to tips, fun videos, and useful resources, the Guide to Going Local provides the inspiration and practical tools you need to get started on projects in your community in four key areas:

  1. Building Pride in Your Local Place
  2. Fostering Local Entrepreneurship
  3. Buying Local (and Sustainable)
  4. Investing Locally