Category Archives: local economy

Four Recent Reports Shed Light on the State of Impact Investing

Having trouble keeping up with the latest developments in the world of impact investing? Allow us to help. We dove into the weeds of four of the field’s most notable recent studies, extracting the most interesting findings for you. Some of the key themes involve the mainstreaming of impact investing, the vital role that women […]

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7 Steps to Creating a Sustainability Transition Movement in Your Community

In 2005, I was just an ordinary, low-profile guy in my thirties living in the town of Totnes, England. Like many of us, I worried about the crises endangering humanity—the rampant exploitation of natural resources, the frenetic and dehumanizing quest for profit, exclusion and widening of inequalities. It disturbed me profoundly, for example, that of […]

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BALLE’s Rodney Foxworth Wants to Deepen Support For ‘Boundary Pushers’

The local economy movement in multi-faceted. But throughout its evolution, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies—BALLE for short—has been its spiritual center and guiding force. Seventeen years after it was founded to advance the ‘buy local’ and Main Street agenda, the nonprofit is entering a new phase. Under the leadership of Rodney Foxworth, a […]

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BALLE’s Rodney Foxworth Wants to Deepen Support For ‘Boundary Pushers’

The local economy movement in multi-faceted. But throughout its evolution, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies—BALLE for short—has been its spiritual center and guiding force. Seventeen years after it was founded to advance the ‘buy local’ and Main Street agenda, the nonprofit is entering a new phase. Under the leadership of Rodney Foxworth, a […]

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In Maine, Local Funding and Talent Fuel a Thriving Textile Cluster

If you’re looking for signs of a resurgence in U.S. manufacturing, your first stop should be Maine. There you’ll find a burgeoning cluster of textile startups focused on making products in the state. You’ll also find a local ecosystem that brings together together the local funding, talent and training that make the cluster possible. A […]

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Michael Shuman Gives Us the Facts on Local Economies

Any conversation about growing your local economy likely begins and ends with Michael Shuman. He is an internationally recognized expert on the topic—in fact, he wrote the book on the matter, or four to be exact. Michael Shuman is...

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