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.


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


A Radishing Bunch of New Farmers!

May 23rd

This week, we welcomed a fresh crop of aspiring farmers into the Growing New Farmers Program! We are so fortunate to have such a diverse group of motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in agriculture. With 70% or our 23 participants being women and the average… Read More

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