About NELEN

The New England Local Economy Network (NELEN) was founded (as the New England Local Business Forum (NELBF)) in the spring of 2008 with the intention of connecting local and independent business organizations in New England and to facilitate cooperative efforts to build strong local economies in our region.

Over the past five years the NELEN has played a key role in bringing New England local business leaders together to get to know each other, share ideas, and initiate collaborative programs.

The New England Local Economy Network operates through fiscal sponsorship by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts. NELEN is funded through individual and organizational donations and your support makes a huge difference in our ability to build strong local economies throughout New England.