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.


Lowcountry Local First Earns SBA Growth Accelerator Funding

Aug 4th

On August 4, 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced 80 winners of the second annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The purpose of the competition was to draw attention and funding to parts of the country where there are gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The recipients represent 39… Read More


Charleston Residents: A Victim of Our Own Success?

Aug 3rd

Is the current real estate boom a bust for local business owners? Through the contacts I am fortunate to have through Lowcountry Local First with the business community I hear numerous stories of absentee landlords who are unresponsive to tenant needs and business owners battling escalating rental rates…. Read More

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