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.


All Companies are ‘In the People Business’

Apr 18th

The following is reposted from the Charleston Regional Business Journal (Apr. 18 – May 1, 2016; Volume 22, No. 9): “If you want abundance, give it to other people.” So launched the opening session of Lowcounty Local First’s Good Business Summit in a panel discussion titled “Better Together: Where… Read More


State bill makes it easier to renew your business license

Apr 14th

We are excited to see a new bill introduced in the South Carolina state legislature to standardize business licensing across municipalities in South Carolina. From architects to food trucks, many of Lowcountry Local First’s 500+ members companies work in multiple jurisdictions, yet are disproportionately impacted by cumbersome and… Read More

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