Support your local businesses, farmers markets, and food cooperatives.
A growing body of research confirms the value to communities of their locally owned businesses, the importance of choosing local first, and the impact of Local First campaigns on the economic health of communities.
For access to reports, visit the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
Get involved locally
Groups like the Transition Network and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) offer resources on how to self-organize and build strong local living economies.
Invest in your community
Sites like the National Community Investment Fund and RSF Social Finance encourage individuals and organizations to invest in financial institutions that generate both financial and social returns.