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B.A.L.L.E. Mission, Vision, and Principles

Sandy Wiggins, BALLE Board Member, discussing "BALLE's Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles" at the 2010 BALLE Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, May 22, 2010. From BALLE on Vimeo.

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.

Business Alliance for Local Living EconomyWe're showing that independent locally owned businesses can go beyond traditional measures of success. We're proving that these businesses are accountable to stakeholders and the environment. We're helping these businesses flourish in their local economies. And we're leveraging the power of local networks to build a web of economies that are community-based, green, and fair - local living economies.

Learn more at the B.A.L.L.E. website!