Announcing our 2016 Board of Directors

Jan 28, 2016

As advocates for a local living economy, we at Lowcountry Local First rely greatly on individuals who recognize the importance of choosing local and working to keep the Lowcountry’s economy strong and its culture unique. That is why we are so proud to welcome our 2016 Board of… Read More

Opportunities exist in outdated commercial centers

Jan 15, 2016

The following is reposted from the Charleston Regional Business Journal (Jan. 11 – 24, 2016; Volume 22, No. 1): As we continue our series on exploring innovative strategies for economic development, commercial affordability remains a significant hurdle for small and local businesses as real estate prices continue to climb… Read More

The Needle is Moving Toward LOCAL in 2016

Jan 5, 2016

When I pause and reflect back on 2015 and our accomplishments for the year – it’s not necessarily the number of businesses involved, the impacts made or partnerships developed that come to mind – but rather the stories that have come my way either directly or through the… Read More