Dane Buy Local is expanding to Fitchburg and the city of Middleton in January.
Dane Buy Local is a nonprofit program that is dedicated to creating a sustainable and local economy. It was founded in 2004 and now has more than 800 members. The groups says it is the biggest buy local organization in the country on a city/county-wide scale.
“We are very pleased to see the support from a growing number of area municipalities around Dane County," said Dane Buy Local Executive Director Colin Murray. "This is a sign from our city and county leaders of support for all locally owned businesses."
Dane County was the first government to join the organization and it was followed by the city of Monona last year.
Fitchburg's mayor says joining the nonprofit will help the city's local businesses.
You can learn more about Dane Buy Local here.