History of Dane Buy Local
Originally known as the Dane County Buy Local Initiative, Dane Buy Local was founded in 2004 as a program of Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility.
• Importance of local ownership and purchasing
Dane Buy Local initiated the popular slogan, “Friendly Faces, Neighborhood Places”, and posters showcasing the slogan can still be found throughout Dane County at our member's place of business.
Today we have 700+ members and are proud to be the #1 Largest Buy Local Organization in the US on a City/County-wide scale. It is our mission to create a sustainable, vital local economy through education, collaboration, and promotion, as a non-profit member organization. In addition to serving our members locally in Dane County, we also play a national leadership role as members of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE).
View Dane Buy Local 2012 Annual Report.pdf.