Lowcountry Local First is a nonprofit advocate for local, independent businesses and a resource for the communities they serve. We’re working to create jobs and grow the Lowcountry economy by empowering local makers, growers and service providers.
Who We Work With
We work with a diverse range of partners from the nonprofit, private, and public sectors.
* Local-independent businesses
* Local, state, and national nonprofit and governmental partners
* Donors and funders who share our values
What We Do
Our programs implement a new model of local economic development – integrating advocacy, education and training, and relationship-building toward a more equitable, diversified economy.
Why We’re Different
We develop innovative models for sustainable and equitable local economies. Our work leverages our understanding of our over 500 local business members and 16,000 employees across all sectors, and is informed by staff with expertise and on-the-ground experience in local economy building, innovative economic development, entrepreneur support, sustainable agriculture and food systems. We are connected to local economy and sustainable business organizations throughout the country, working both in other cities and at a national level, allowing us access to the best models, case studies, and thought leaders.