This 2004 study between Civic Economics and the ACCDC shows a dollar spent at a local restaurant yielded a 25 percent greater economic multiplier effect than at a chain restaurant.
This report chronicles the social, environmental and financial performance of 24 locally owned food enterprises; access specific case studies.
In this pioneering study, Fleming and Goetz uncovered positive correlations between local small and medium-sized businesses and increasing community wealth.
Review this document to get an introduction to LLE Economic Development and how to put these innovative tools to good use in your community.
This documentary from NOW on PBS with David Brancaccio featured BALLE and BALLE network, Sustainable Connections - watch the full video!
This report shares how MECEP researchers found that among 28 locally owned retail businesses in Portland how for every $100 spent there, $58 returned to the Portland economy.
This guide addresses incubating green jobs within locally owned businesses and creating local policy change that supports green collar work.
In the Indie City Index, Civic Economics has created the first detailed study of independent retail vitality nationwide.
According to this 2008 report, Civic Economics and LFWM found that a 10 percent shift in purchasing to local businesses would generate "1,600 jobs and $53 million in wages.”
This guide from the National Federation of Independent Business shows how small businesses pay their employees 2.5 times in salary compared to larger businesses.
This study conducted between Civic Economics and Local First Arizona compares local economic impacts between an Arizona-based Wist Office Products and nationwide Office Max.
This video collection features deeply informative, provocative and inspiring 2012 conference presentations about building Prosperity for All.
This 2003 report between Angelou Economics and SFIBCA revealed two times the economic multiplier impact of local firms compared to national chains.
Download this valuable step by step guide on how to get your employer or organization to add Socially Responsible Investments to a retirement plan.
This 2010 study highlights the work of SCF Arizona, an Arizona insurance company which supports 3,573 jobs and $538 million in money circulated within the local Arizona economy.
This 2003 case study highlights local businesses findings in Midcoast Maine. Such businesses spent 44.6 percent of revenue in two counties with an additional 9 percent in Maine.
This paper written by Michael Porter argues the need for greater economic investment and policy-making within "local cluster" communities of inner cities.
This 2007 study between Civic Economics and the SFLOMA assessed that if San Franciscans spent 10 percent of their money at local stores, 1,300 new jobs could be created!
This 2010 Harvard Business Review study shows how as community enterprises grow in number and diversity, entrepreneurial spirit proves "self-perpetuating" in such communities.
Interested in starting a Local First Campaign in your community? Check out this guide and learn the best way to pinpoint making the case for a Local First program.
This guide includes an overview of the Toward Zero Waste Initiative in Whatcom County, WA and best practices for implementing your own zero-waste program.
This 2000 study from the Vermont Peace & Justice Center states some $16 billion leaves Vermont for many products and services which could have been generated on a local basis.
Learn about Zingermans and its Community of Businesses, and our Board Member, Paul Saginaw, cofounder of Zingermans in Ann Arbor, MI