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.


Local Business Owners Connect to Capital

Mar 3rd

On February 5th, as part of the GOODBusiness Series, Lowcountry Local First held a workshop for local business owners to learn about different funding opportunities and to have an opportunity to connect directly with the people behind those institutions. The 2nd Connecting to Capital workshop provided a platform… Read More


So what is a Community Membership anyway?

Feb 19th

By Larry Downey | Community Manager, Lowcountry Local First As lovers of the Lowcountry, we understand that we have a choice in what we buy and from whom we buy it. We have a choice in what we eat, and from where and by whom it’s grown. Collectively,… Read More


Business 101 Course

Mar 10th

Lowcountry Local First and the College of Charleston are working together to provide a course for current or aspiring business owners interested in launching or redeveloping their concept. Participants will leave this course with a new business plan. ..Read More

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