Lowcountry Local First is a nonprofit advocate for local, independent businesses and a resource for the community members they serve.

We’re working to create jobs and grow the Lowcountry economy by empowering local makers, growers and service providers.

Most importantly, we’re your neighbors. And just like you, we love it here.


Does your business have 50 or more full-time employees?

May 31st

As if the changes facing local and small business owners haven’t been enough so far in 2016 (business licensing and overtime rules), here’s one more that you should have on your radar! “Under the Affordable Care Act, if you have more than 50 full time employees in 2016, you… Read More


Catalyst Member Spotlight: Sonitrol Security Systems

May 24th

Sonitrol South Carolina was launched in 1978 strictly dedicated to equipping Tri-County area schools with alarm systems. From installing silent alarms in schools, Sonitrol’s base expanded steadily to include residential and small business clients. Co-owner John Rama says Sonitrol’s client base is now evenly divided between residential and… Read More

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