- Buy Local – Nation
- Buy Local – Michigan
- A Very Small Sampling of What We Like in Detroit
- Start a Business in Detroit
BUY LOCAL – NATION
American Independent Business Alliance An Independent Business Alliance® works to build vital local economies based on independent, locally-owned businesses and help local entrepreneurs compete successfully against chains, online competitors and others.
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies BALLE’s mission is to catalyze, strengthen and connect networks of locally owned independent businesses dedicated to building strong Local Living Economies. BALLE, is North America’s fastest growing network of socially responsible businesses, comprised of over 80 community networks in 30 U.S. states and Canadian provinces representing over 22,000 independent business members across the U.S. and Canada.
Move Your Money The Move Your Money project is a nonprofit campaign that encourages individuals and institutions to divest from the nation’s largest Wall Street banks and move to local financial institutions.
Portland Buy Local One of our favorite buy local initiatives. It’s the cooler Portland – the one in Maine.
The 3-50 Project Pick three local businesses you love and spend $50 a month there.
BUY LOCAL – MICHIGAN
Think Local First in Ann Arbor Our mission is to support and cultivate locally-owned, independent businesses in Washtenaw County, Michigan that are committed to making our community a healthier and more vibrant place to live.
Local First in Grand Rapids Local First is the premier organization advocating for local business ownership in the Midwest based on GR.
Buy Michigan Now A site dedicated to building a strong, vibrant, and diverse Michigan economy. Individuals and organizations are invited to use this platform to take an active role in the state’s revitalization.
Michigan Main Streets The Michigan Main Street (MMS) Program supports downtowns and traditional commercial neighborhood districts by promoting environmentally-sustainable redevelopment, integrating communities’ cultural assets and fostering entrepreneurial development and downtown living.
A VERY SMALL SAMPLING OF THINGS IN DETROIT WE LIKE
Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider’s Guide to Detroit A new printed guide will feature a comprehensive, carefully curated selection of more than 600 of our favorite Detroit attractions, sites, institutions, restaurants, bars, and curiosities from the essential to the obscure.
Curbed Detroit Detroit’s neighborhood and real estate blog.
Detroit Ca$h Mob Organize a group of people to show up and make small purchases to help out small businesses in Detroit.
Detroit4Detroit Detroit4Detroit is a movement of passionate citizens, each committed to leading the fundraising for a community project in Detroit.
Gourmet Underground Detroit A collection of food and drink professionals and serious enthusiasts dedicated to the propagation of local gastronomic knowledge.
Hatch Detroit A contest to find Detroit’s next great retail business.
Solid Dudes Kitchen Fucking awesome cooking show.
START A BUSINESS IN DETROIT
Properties available for sale/lease in Detroit
Buy Local Message Benefits Indie Businesses (2011) American Booksellers Association
National Indie City Rankings (2011) American Booksellers Association with Civic Economics