Community Development - Going Local
Going Local, Building Local Communities
A non-profit organization fostering a county-wide alliance of local citizens, organizations, independently-owned businesses and primary employers, as well municipal and county governments, all united together to develop more resilient, self-reliant communities.
The E. F. Schumacher Society's educational programs seek to link people, land, and community by building local economies. We envision a decentralized future of local currencies, community land trusts, and human scale technologies.
Since 1974, the ILSR has been working to strengthen communities through the smart utilization of local resources. Our web site offers fantastic public policy resources on a whole range of issues: sustainable agriculture, building materials, energy policy, recycling and deconstruction, and more!!
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) proposes a set of new rules that builds community by supporting humanly scaled politics and economics.
CELDF was formed to provide free and affordable legal services to community based groups and local governments working to protect their quality of life and the natural environment through building sustainable communities.
The Livability Project helps communities and businesses evolve from the oil economy to local green economies and become more self-reliant by building awareness, developing visionary Livability Maps, and moving from vision to action.
Our goal is to provide you with the web's most comprehensive and up-to-date information resource on state-of-the-art strategies for democratic, community-based economic development.
How Cuba survived Peak Oil. The collapse of the USSR was an economic disaster for Cuba. Oil and food imports were cut drastically and people were desperate. From hardships to creativity, from industrial to organic farming and urban gardens, Cuba is an example of options and hope.
Local Community Consulting & Local Business Consulting
Livability Project is a consultancy that provides education, outreach, planning and hands-on implementation to create strong communities and local green economies.
Consulting services to clients working in or seeking to start worker-owned and community-based businesses.
Local Business Development
Network of sustainable businesses committed to building local economies and transforming the community economic development field. BALLE is comprised of nearly 60 local networks of independent businesses in a variety of locales across the US and Canada, and represents more than 20,000 entrepreneurs.
LEAF's mission is to promote human and economic development by providing financing and development assistance to community-based and employee-owned businesses that create and save jobs.
CDVCA promotes use of the tools of venture capital to create jobs, entrepreneurial capacity and wealth to advance the livelihoods of low-income people and the economies of distressed communities.
The CDFI Coalition is the unified national voice of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Our mission is to encourage fair access to financial resources for America's underserved people and communities.
Local Energy helps communities develop stronger, healthier economies based on local self-reliance in energy. Our work is dedicated to ensuring that the return to renewable energy is accompanied by the return of the small, local businesses that were once the heart of America. See also: Local Energy News (Blog)
An organization of farmers and landowners, mainstreet businesses and bankers, wind developers and component fabricators, educators, renewable energy advocates, and other members of our local communities. We share a desire to develop renewable energy resources in a way that optimizes local economic development in the communities in which we live and work.
Co-op Power is a regional network of local communities creating a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just energy future. We are a consumer-owned energy cooperative serving New York and New England.
Since its inception in 1999, PBICs mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity.
The journal of enlightened leadership in community planning, development, and revitalization. Each theme-focused issue offers more than a dozen articles, plus useful resources, on the diverse aspects of community building.