American Independent Business Alliance

Brookline Local First is a proud member of The American Independent Business Alliance, a non-profit organization helping communities launch and successfully operate an Independent Business Alliance® (IBA), “buy independent, buy local” campaigns, pro-local policies, and other initiatives to support local entrepreneurs and vibrant local economies. While most affiliates are in the U.S., we are eager to help people organize wherever they reside.

These Alliances are based on a model we pioneered in 1998. Since 2001, IBAs have formed in a diverse range of communities and are playing a crucial role in keeping opportunities alive for entrepreneurs, building more self-reliant and durable communities, and engaging citizens in guiding their community’s future. These Alliances already have inspired numerous similar organizations that comprise a key component of a growing Localization Movement.

Read more: http://www.amiba.net/about