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Think Local First Capital Region
- Want to see more jobs in the Capital region?
- Want to strengthen the regional economy in these difficult times?
- Want to take control of the decisions made in our communities?
- Care about preserving the local character and charm of your town?
- Believe entrepreneurship fuels America's economic engine?
So do we along with over 80 community networks with over 21,000 independent business members across the U.S. and Canada who belong to The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), North America's fastest growing network of socially responsible businesses.
"Think Local First" is a term developed by the members of BALLE networks to refer to our commitment to our communities. Rather than simply promoting "buying" local, we are suggesting our larger role as stewards. By thinking local, we can make choices that have dramatic impact on our local communities, economies, and environments. We recognize that we will rarely be able to buy everything we need or use from local independent businesses. But we are advocating that people first think local - look first for local and locally owned sources of the things they need and want - to maximize the impact of their daily actions and purchasing decisions.
2nd Local Lift May 22, 201322-May-2013
Local First of the Capital Region is looking for a few good businesses to join its ranks a.. More
Shift Your Shopping Campaign20-Nov-2012
This holiday season, we're encouraging the public to shop locally, and we hope you'll help us. .. More
A get-together for people who want to build a "local, living economy". 8:30 AM 255 Orange Stre.. More