Local First Networks have been around for 10 years and have spread to nearly 100 communities across the United States.

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) is a national umbrella organization that supports Local First networks.

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) has helped found and support numerous Local First networks in our state, including nearby Belmont-Watertown Local First, Cambridge Local First, Somerville Local First, and Brookline Local First.

You may have seen the highly-successful Cambridge Local First print directory which had 20,000 copies distributed in 2012.