Tools & Resources

  1. Types
    1. Advocacy
    2. Business Network / Alliance
    3. Community Capital
    4. Community Economic Development
    5. Consultant
    6. Environmental Sustainability
    7. Food and Agriculture
    8. Funding/ Investment
    9. Hub / Aggregator
    10. Incubator / Accelerator
    11. Local Government
    12. Public Health
    13. Rural Community Development
    14. Technical Assistance
    15. Well-being
    16. Worker Ownership
  2. Themes
    1. Accelerate Collaboration
    2. Act Local First
    3. Co-Create Policy
    4. Cultivate Connection
    5. Prioritize Equity
    6. Regenerate Soil & Nature
    7. Share Ownership
    8. Shift Capital
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    Policy Tools That Enable Local Businesses to Thrive

    Webinar | Co-Create Policy, Shift Capital

    For too long, public policy has rigged the market to favor big corporations and undermine small, locally owned businesses, especially those launched by women and people of color. ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell recently joined with leaders and advocates at the CommonBound conference, held this year in Buffalo, NY, to discuss how, now, local businesses and activists across the country are working to change the rules to instead support community enterprises.

    The Case for Restoring America’s Once Robust Antitrust Policies

    Report | Co-Create Policy

    People often write off the decline of small business in America as a result of market forces, but Institute for Local Self-Reliance finds that it’s actually a failure of our once robust antitrust policy. They present three compelling reasons to bring a commitment to fair and open markets back into antitrust enforcement and public policy broadly, and outline several specific ways to do just that.

    Building Healthy Communities Through Local Economic Strategies

    Webinar | Act Local First

    BALLE’s recently published field guide The Future of Health is Local, produced with support from Kaiser Permanente, illuminates the connections between local economic strategies and the social determinants of health. This webinar brings those points of connection to life as BALLE’s Executive Director Michelle Long moderates a discussion with Kaiser Permanente VP Tyler Norris, health care investor Yanique Redwood, and local economic developer Kimber Lanning.

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