Resources

Tools and tips you need to start and grow your alliance and your local economy

Tools You Can Use

In close to 20 years of operation, AMIBA has developed a wide variety of materials that generations of Local Economy Movement leaders have relied on to guide their initiatives. Here’s a few favorites. If you’re looking for something that isn’t listed here, drop us a line and we’ll do our best to find it.

The Local Multiplier Effect

Clearly communicating the importance of the local economic multiplier effect is a key part of effective “buy local” and public education campaigns.

This guide provides a summary of research on how independent businesses benefit our communities, now edited and reformatted into an easy-to-share white paper.

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2020 Conference: Survive & Thrive

Oct 8-9, 2020 — Leaders from across the nation gathered for this ground-breaking, opportunity to learn, share best practices and expand the Local Economy Movement to play our role in the most pressing issues our communities face today. New video replays now available – take your chance to watch if you missed this events!

Recap & Video Replay

Why Go Local? Flyers & Signs

AMIBA’s popular Why Buy Local poster series gives your community straightforward reasons to support your local economy.  Easy to use for digital or physical storefronts – and links interested viewers to more information about building Resilient Local Economies.

 

 

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Six Common Mistakes

Ready to launch your Buy Local Campaign? Let AMIBA help with this guide to common mistakes to avoid. Draw on the experience of the AMIBA Network by using this guide to learn from others.

Six Common Mistakes that can kill buy local campaigns will help you on your way to success.

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Shop Local Year Round

One of our most popular collections, this campaign provides seasonal, holiday-related graphics for local businesses to use all year. We’re adding new images now so check back regularly! From Valentine’s Day to Halloween, AMIBA has promotional graphics and messaging to help you maintain interest in Local Economy growth.

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Business Against Bigotry

Healthy local economies thrive on owners, employees and customers of all races and backgrounds. This campaign includes a collection of trainings and promotional materials help your organization and your community welcome everyone. Find images and other tools using the link below.

Campaign Materials

FREE GUIDE: Buy Local Campaigns That Work!

Tap into the collective experience from more than 100 campaigns!

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