The Local Economy Institute is a non-profit working to build a bridge to the next economy through economic localization.
We base our work on the principles of Local Living Economies, the work of Michael Shuman (Shumanomics) and Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Our work aims to help communities rebuild strong, vibrant local economies -- particularly small communities or rural geographic regions. Our work includes:
Local Economy Business Incubation -- helping small, local businesses succeed
Development of Local Economy Centers -- Places to Incubateand Showcase Solutions for Smarter Living
Research -- Economic Analysis, Think Tanks, White Papers
Community Engagement & Awareness Raising -- Speaker and Film Series, Community Mapping
Training & Skill Development -- Workshops, Peer-to-Peer Learning Groups, Certification Programs
We offer services in the following topic areas:
Environmental Sustainability & Quality of Life
The Local Economy Institute is a fiscally-sponsored project of Community Ventures, a 501(c)3 organization. Grants, donations, and sponsorships to support the work of the Local Economy Institute will be directed to an established fund at Community Ventures.
We're excited to announce a $10,000 grant from the Threshold Foundation!
On September 13, 2012 we were notified as recipients of a $10,000 grant from the Threshold Foundation for our pioneering work in resilient communities. We are thrilled with the award and to be recognized for our dedicated work.
A big thank you to the Thriving Resilient Communities Funding Circle and the Threshold Foundation!