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Lowcountry Local First

Joined in February 2010

About Us

Lowcountry Local First is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultivating an economy anchored in local ownership, because local-independent businesses are the cornerstone of our culture, economy, and character.


Our Approach

Lowcountry Local First is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultivating an economy anchored in local ownership, because local-independent businesses are the cornerstone of our culture, economy and character.


Who We Work With

We work with a diverse range of partners from the nonprofit, private and public sectors.

* Local-independent businesses

* Policymakers

* 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 530 local business members and 12,000 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, granting us access to the best models, case studies and thought leaders.

Lowcountry Local First is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultivating an economy anchored in local ownership, because local-independent businesses are the cornerstone of our culture, economy, and character.


Our Approach

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Issue Areas Include

  • Agriculture
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship

Location

  • 1630-2 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29405, United States

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