Seacoast Local is a proud member of

  • Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)
  • American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA)
  • New England Local Economy Network (NELEN)

Small Business Resources

  • The Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
  • New Hampshire Innovation and Commercialization
    Center (NH-ICC)
  • Dover Chamber of Commerce
  • Hampton Chamber of Commerce
  • Exeter Chamber of Commerce
  • Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce
  • Rochester Chamber of Commerce
  • Somersworth Chamber of Commerce
  • Seacoast Chamber Alliance
  • Seacoast Business Expo
  • Green Alliance
  • Alpha Loft
  • Seacoast Forward

Local Policy

  • The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR)
  • Civic Economics
  • Carsey Institute
  • New Economy Coalition
  • The American Sustainable Business Council
  • The Center for the New American Dream
  • International Forum on Globalization (IFG)

Food (Local Organizations)

  • Seacoast Eat Local
  • Seacoast Growers’ Association
  • Slow Food Seacoast
  • Slow Food UNH
  • Chef’s Collaborative
  • Great Works Regional Land Trust
  • Granite State FISH
  • Food Solutions New England
  • NH Farm to School
  • UNH Cooperative Extension
  • NH Community Seafood
  • Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group

Food (Regional/National Organizations)

  • Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA)
  • Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
  • National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Local Investing

  • LION
  • No Small Potatoes Investment Club
  • Slow Money
  • The Carrot Project
  • NH Community Loan Fund
  • Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
  • RSF Social Finance
  • Locavesting
  • Move Your Money
  • Bank Transfer Day, November 5th

Environment & Sustainability

  • UNH Sustainability Center
  • New England Grassroots Environmental Fund
  • Reconnecting America
  • The Gund Institute

Some of our Favorite Books:

  • Small is Beautiful – A collection of essays by the noted British economist E.F. Schumacher that provides a “study of economics as if people mattered.”
  • A Sand County Almanac – Essays by environmentalist Aldo Leopold in which he discusses his concept of the Land Ethic – extending the moral boundaries of ethics to include the land, and the animals and plants that grow upon it.
  • Big-Box Swindle – A detailed study by Stacey Mitchell that identifies the hidden costs borne by society by large retailers and the need for public policies that support smaller, independent businesses.
  • Deep Economy – An investigation of how smaller-scale sustainable economies offer the promise of greater community and environmental well-being, by the environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben
  • Locavesting – A book on the growing interest in local investing and the pioneering local investing models that are popping up around the country, by journalist Amy Cortese
  • Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity – Local economy pioneer Michael Shuman shows investors, including the nearly 99% who are unaccredited, how to put their money into building local businesses and resilient regional economies-and profit in the process.

Studies & Publications