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STAY LOCAL | Vol. 17, No. 5, March 11, 2010
(Stay Local)

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More Stay Local Movements

The Stay Local movement continues to grow around the nation and around the world. For more information on Stay Local movements, policy and news, check out the following Web sites:

The 3/50 Project
A project aimed at supporting brick and mortar businesses by encouraging consumers to pick three local independent businesses and spend $50 per month with them.
American Independent Business Alliance
Supports locally-based Independent Business Alliances, which work to build vital local economies based on independent, locally-owned businesses and prevent chain proliferation and other trends from displacing local entrepreneurs.

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
BALLE is a North American 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.

A community-oriented movement begun by the independent bookseller members of the American Booksellers Association that brings together booksellers, readers, indie retailers, local business alliances, and anyone else with a passionate belief that supporting local, indie businesses means that dollars, jobs, diversity, choice, and taxes stay local, creating strong, unique communities and happy citizens.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Since 1974, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance has been working to enable communities with tools to increase economic effectiveness, reduce wastes, decrease environmental impacts and provide for local ownership of the infrastructure and resources essential for community well-being.

New Rules Project
A program of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, the New Rules Project started in 1998 and strives to bring new policy solutions to communities and states to ensure that they are "designing rules as if community matters".