The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) is a North America network of socially responsible businesses, comprised of over 80 community networks with over 21,000 independent business members across the U.S. and Canada.
BALLE brings together independent business leaders, economic development professionals, government officials, social innovators, and community leaders to build local living economies. We provide local, state, national, and international resources to this new model of economic development.
BALLE aims to show that independent locally owned businesses can go beyond traditional measures of success. Participating businesses are accountable to stakeholders and the environment. It is envisioning leveraging the power of local networks to build a web of economies that are community-based, green, and fair - local living economies.
BALLE is one of the members of the New Economy Working Group.