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BALLE welcomes opportunities to connect journalists with local economy leaders to learn more about localism and how we are building healthy, equitable economies. If you are interested in an interview with BALLE leaders, entrepreneurs who are rethinking their industries, or funders who are investing in the local economy movement, please contact:

Sarah Trent
Marketing and Communications Manager
510.587.9417 ext 120
sarah@bealocalist.org

Resources and Publications

Learn more about BALLE’s initiatives, publications, and our network of local economy leaders who are working to create an economy that works for all.

Speakers Bureau

BALLE’s national board, staff, Local Economy Fellows, investment community and other local economy leaders include renowned leaders in the fields of sustainability, social finance, social enterprise, and community-based economic development. Explore the expertise of the individuals and organization in our network and contact them directly to share speaking or event opportunities.

Press Releases and Recent BALLE Media:

  1. Community Foundations Pursue Impact Investments to Build Local Economies

    August 10, 2016

    Members of BALLE’s first cohort of the Community Foundation Circle, launched in 2014 in partnership with RSF Social Finance, were featured in the August 2016 Chronicle of Philanthropy for their innovative efforts and commitment to moving their investments directly into their communities.

  2. BALLE Connects Social Determinants of Health and Local Economy Strategies in New Field Guide for Healthcare Providers

    April 18, 2016

    The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) today released a new field guide, The Future of Health is Local, which gives health care providers actionable tools and examples on how to align the non-clinical assets of their organizations – such as procurement, employment, and investment – with local economic development strategies that can improve human health and revitalize local communities. The guide was produced in partnership with Kaiser Permanente.

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