Welcome! Our mission is to expand investment into local small businesses and nonprofits nationwide. Here, we provide educational resources for investors, businesses, and communities to create new investing opportunities right at home.
People build thriving communities when they invest in one another. Investors can work towards their long-term financial goals while supporting local businesses they believe in. Businesses can access new, more neighborly sources of capital to fund operations, startups, and expansions. The whole community benefits when small businesses hire and spend money locally, recirculating investment dollars within the local economy. Watch this video to learn how local investing has helped the citizens of Port Townsend, Washington thrive:
We believe that all investors, not just wealthy ones, should have opportunities to discover, evaluate, and make local investments. Businesses should be able to reach out to their fellow citizens for financing, and not be limited to costly conventional sources of money. Communities should promote local investing to better manage their growth and development. Local investing is all about people connecting and building relationships with each other, the way investing used to be.
This site would not exist without the contributions of many people, and we thank every one of you with great appreciation for making this project possible.