View our Local Economy Framework strategies below Since 2001 BALLE has worked with entrepreneurs, investors, funders and community leaders across the U.S. and Canada to discover how to create an economy that works for all of us, while regenerating our natural environment. Building healthy, equitable local economies isn’t the work of a single leader or organization: it requires an ecosystem of individuals and institutions to come together, understand their relationships to each other, and choose to collaborate. We’ve found that local ownership and local production of basic needs builds greater equity, health, and well-being. Evolving from “me” to “we” thinking — while increasing community capital and aligning public policy — are required to get us there. Read more below and download the Local Economy Framework tool to discover more about your role in your local economy ecosystem.