Lowcountry Local First is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultivating an economy anchored in local ownership, because local-independent businesses are the cornerstone of our culture, economy, and character.

We are Movement Builders.

We are Advocates of local-independent businesses.

We are Localists.

Most importantly, we’re your Neighbors. And just like you, we love it here.


What does the community YOU want look like?

May 26th

Within a decade we have seen tremendous change in the Lowcountry and particularly in Charleston. Our community is evolving at a rapid pace, and it’s become commonplace to read headlines of long-time local businesses closing and to see “Lost our Lease” signs in windows. Instead of communities rooted… Read More


2017 Eat Local Challenge Results

May 9th

Thank you to all who took the pledge in April to eat local and make the shift to support our local food system. Through your participation in this challenge, we hope that you found that eating local is for everyone. Keep up the shift and we hope to have… Read More


June 2017 Member Mixer

Jun 14th

Join Lowcountry Local First and your local business community for the June Member Mixer hosted by Coastal Coffee Roasters...Read More


Monthly Mentoring with SCORE Charleston

Jun 22nd

Lowcountry Local First, in partnership with SCORE, will be offering one-on-one mentoring sessions every fourth Thursday of the month from 9 to 11am. RSVP for your slot today...Read More

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