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.


Charleston Forums on Hospitality, Upper Peninsula & Nightlife Regulations

Jan 30th

By Lauren Gellatly, Community Development Director, Lowcountry Local First   The City of Charleston is holding several upcoming public forums on topics that may impact local businesses and residents in the peninsula area. We encourage our members to attend, share with your networks, or contact your city council… Read More


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


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


February Mixer

Feb 11th

Joins us for the Lowcountry Local First February Mixer hosted by Barr, Unger & McIntosh. Meet your local business community and make connections. ..Read More

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