The Local Economy Institute is a non-profit organization that works on solutions to build and support strong local economies. Our work began as part of the Livability Project lead by Kelley Rajala in 2001 in Northern California and is now represented on the East Coast by Dave Feldman.
The Local Economy Institute uses a collaborative-action approach to its work and partners with many organizations and individuals to carry out our collective efforts.
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.