Lowcountry Local First is a non-profit 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.


Make Things Happen With a Mentor

Jan 15th

By Larry Downey, Community Manager @ Lowcountry Local First larry@lowcountrylocalfirst.org I am a huge proponent of mentorship. I had a mentor from sixth grade through high school who helped me navigate the treacherous waters of being a teenager. This experience actually led me to become a mentor for… Read More


Announcing our 2015 Board of Directors

Jan 6th

We can’t do our work without champions in the community. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Lowcountry Local First is governed by a Board of Directors. These folks are business owners and leaders, and tirelessly spread the good word on supporting local businesses to build a strong economy. They… Read More


GOODBusiness: Connecting to Capital

Feb 5th

Learn traditional and innovative methods to finance your business at the GOODBusiness Series: Connecting to Capital, on February 5th, 3:00-5:30pm at PURE Theatre. ..Read More


Eat Local Month

Apr 1st

Eat Local Month (April) is Lowcountry Local First's annual effort to focus attention on local growers, fishermen and restaurants while providing fun and educational opportunities for our community to actively engage in eating what's ripe and in season. Join us for these community events...Read More

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