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.
What is Prosperity?
Published on Apr 1, 2015
Here at BALLE, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, we know that real prosperity is local by its very nature. It’s in our place where we recognize that how we treat each other matters. That we are connected. From Seattle to Cincinnati, Asheville to Minneapolis, New Orleans to Buffalo, BALLE is celebrating, recognizing, supporting, and connecting the leaders of a new economy.
Narrated by BALLE Executive Director Michelle Long, this organizational trailer highlights a sampling of BALLE Local Economy Fellows in action in their places — James Johnson-Piett, Alfa Demmelash, Aaron Tanaka, Kimber Lanning, Carlos Velasco, Sarah Day Evans, Matt Raker, Malik Yakini, Nikki Silvestri, and José Corona — along with many other Localist leaders who together form the BALLE Community.
For more see: BeALocalist