Buffalo, NY is the Place to be for Local and Small Business

2013 BALLE Conference
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies(BALLE)

June 12 – 14, 2013

Hosted by: Buffalo First

Buffalo First used localism to fix a broken economy—they focused on strengthening the locally-owned businesses that made Buffalo great in the first place. They launched a “Think Local First” campaign encouraging people to grow and buy local produce, to support local independent businesses and artisans, and to seek out socially responsible businesses.

Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, New York


Why attend?

  • Network
  • Lead
  • Be Inspired

Are you passionate about connecting the dots of supply and demand through local manufacturing or food systems? Are you working to spur economic development and support sustainable business values at the same time? Do you see small, strong, local business as a force for change and a way to revive entire communities?

When you attend a BALLE conference, you learn from pioneering entrepreneurs what business ideas are transforming the local – and national – landscape.

  •     Network with the nation’s local movement founders and visionaries
  •     Witness how the latest community capital techniques are transforming the local economy landscape
  •     Catch the latest local business developments in public policy and economic development
  •     Be inspired by local, community-supported everything: food, finance, manufacturing, energy, retail, and more.

Who should attend?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Localists
  • Network leaders

For additional BALLE Conference details:BALLE2013PosterLR