Think Local First DC
Our mission is to work with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable, local economy in Washington DC.
Our goal is to transform DC’s economy by strengthening the voice of the local business community and implementing programs that increase the sustainability of their business practices. We facilitate sustainable economic development through the following:
Educate: We educate consumers, businesses and policymakers about the benefits of supporting DC’s local independent businesses.
Nurture: We connect entrepreneurs to each other through networking events, workshops and cooperative purchasing groups, in order to strengthen and grow the local business community.
Advocate: We advocate for public policies that support the growth of DC’s local businesses and lead to a more local, fair and sustainable economy.
We are proud to be a member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, a nationwide network of 20,000 entrepreneurs dedicated to building strong Local Living Economies.