The local economy seeks to break the strong connection between globalized manufacturing, transportation of goods around the world, and local consumers, who may not be interested in buying Coca-Cola and jeans. The local economy is focused on returning production, consumption and relations between the producer and its client to the level of local communities (districts, villages, communes) and to include in the system of economic relations not only the interests of a small group of global corporations' owners , but also the well-being of a large number of people and recovery of nature. The fundamental values of the economy in the interest of communities include human dignity, lack of exploitation, prevalence of human rights and environmental responsibility on a daily basis.
The full implementation of this approach requires participation of large structures (on the level of the national government , city or district). However, it is possible to support this economy on a private level, for example, by participating in the adoption of grassroots political decisions or by supporting local producers with aruble.