Key Studies and Publications
Seacoast Local is part of a nationwide, grassroots movement that aims to build “Local, Living Economies.” The term was coined by economist David Korten. The basic idea is that economies should exist to serve people, not the other way around. Local, living economies are community-scale economies based on long-term economic empowerment and prosperity through local business ownership, economic justice, cultural diversity, and environmental stewardship. They are regionally self-reliant, energy-efficient, locally rooted economies that share information and technology, and trade their surplus with their neighbors for goods and services they cannot reasonably produce for themselves.
Keys Studies & Publications
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Our membership, leadership and learning in these organizations keeps us on our toes!
- Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)
- American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA)
- New England Local Economy Network (NELEN)
On the Seacoast, see the Resources pages for each of our programs:
Regionally, we work with the following organizations:
- New England Grassroots Environmental Fund
- Food Solutions New England
- Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance
Nationally, our work is deeply connected to the ideas and efforts of:
- Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR)
- The American Sustainable Business Council
- The Gund Institute
- International Forum on Globalization
- New Economics Institute
- On the Commons
- Reconnecting America
- Slow Money
- Chelsea Green Publishing