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Manuals Library

Here you’ll find BALLE’s "how-to" manuals for sustainable business and network development. These manuals provide practical, easy-to-use advice and case studies for those who want to build stronger local economies.


Local First: A How-To Guide

Whether you're starting a Local First campaign or looking for new ideas and best practices for your existing campaign, this manual is for you. It includes proven strategies from innovative,...[Read More]


A Grassroots Approach to Economic Development

A workbook detailing a new approach to economic development from the local economy perspective. Complete with twelve chapters of actionable tasks and hands-on activities, from Entrepreneurship and...[Read More]