The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, BALLE (pronounced “bahl-ee”), represents thousands of communities and conveners, entrepreneurs, investors, and funders who are defying business as usual. Our mission is to create local economies that work for all.
As we scan the horizon, we see gaps across systems. Dots to connect. We spark and deepen relationships among a growing movement of people using business to create healthy, equitable communities. Fierce love and confidence in our Local Economy Framework drives us.
Creating an economy that works for all is challenging, complex, and required. While our current systems are breaking down, there is an emergent ecosystem of models and successes to build on. We highlight those stories and the people, places, businesses, and organizations that are bringing the new economy to life.