Local Resource Multiplier Chart
When you shop locally, more money stays in the community.
The 10% Shift is a strategy designed for people and organizations to respond to the current economic crisis.

Information about the 10% shift
Study examining the impact of local business on the economy.

Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Buffalo State College.

Resources about BALLE and Local Living Economies
About BALLE and Local Living Economies.

Resources about the concept of Local
About the concept of "local."

Articles from BALLE'S BEAT Column from In Business Magazine.

Retail Economic Studies by Civic Economics
Retail Economic Study PDFs.

American Independent Business Alliance
The American Independent Business Alliance is a national 501c3 non-profit organization helping communities launch and successfully operate an Independent Business Alliance (IBA), "buy independent, buy local" campaigns, and other efforts to support community enterprise.

YES! Magazine
YES! Magazine is an award-winning, ad-free, nonprofit publication that supports people's active engagement in building a just and sustainable world.

The New Rules Project
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) proposes a set of new rules that builds community by supporting humanly scaled politics and economics.

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
Buffalo First's national affiliate has over 20,000 members.

Other BALLE Networks
Buffalo First is one of over 70 BALLE networks throughout North America.

Local Energy...communities becoming energy self-reliant
Information on community owned energy.

How Retailers Can Help
Download PDF tip sheet for retailers.

Ideas and Tools for Building Healthy Local Economies.

What's Going on with Buffalo's Waterfront?
Videof the presentation about Buffalo's waterfront development at the Local Herd's July meeting. The videfeatures Brian Hartmann and Amy Kedron.

Internet Sales Tax Fairness
Resources about Internet Sales Tax Fairness from the New Rules Project, a program of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Find out more about New York's "Amazon Law."