Dane Buy Local: City of Madison becomes new member of Dane Buy Local

Contact: Colin Murray, Executive Director of Dane Buy Local

Dane Buy Local, announces the City of Madison as a new member. Independent business alliances like Dane Buy Local play a crucial role in creating more opportunities for entrepreneurs, building more self-reliant and durable communities, and empowering citizens to guide the development of their communities. These Alliances comprise a key component of the growing Localization Movement.

Colin Murray, Executive Director of Dane Buy Local, comments on the leadership that Mayor Paul Soglin has taken. “This shows the City’s commitment to providing support to locally-owned businesses in Madison. In turn, these local businesses strengthen the local economy and enhance the high quality of life in the area.”

Mayor Soglin was equally enthusiastic about the alliance. “Dane Buy Local is a vital advocate for locally-owned businesses in our community. It has been a partner with the City on key efforts to make Madison a great place for independent businesses and diverse entrepreneurs, including support of the Madison Public Market and other priority initiatives. I’m very excited that the City is officially becoming a Dane Buy Local member and look forward to continuing to work with this great organization.”

About Dane Buy Local: Our mission is to educate the public about the benefits of thinking local first, to promote our members and their products and services to the community, and to collaborate with other like-minded organizations to create a sustainable, vital local economy in South Central Wisconsin. We are about economic development that results in prosperity and a better quality of life for all.

Today, we have over 600 members and are proud to be one of the largest buy local organizations in the U.S. on a city/county-wide scale. In addition to serving our members locally in Dane County and the contiguous counties, we also play a national leadership role as members of the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA).

For more information about Dane Buy Local, please visit the website: http://www.danebuylocal.com/ or call (608) 729-7342. Dane Buy Local’s office is located on Madison’s north side at 2801 International Lane.