Small Talks, Big Ideas - Episode 1

Feb 29, 2016

This episode originally aired on October 9, 2015. As members of the Lowcountry, it is easy to boast of the beautiful city we call home. However, as Charleston is experiencing more growth than ever, we also have a responsibility to ensure that we don’t lose the things that make… Read More

The Story of John Warren: A Mentor Farmer

Feb 26, 2016

The path to farming is looking more and more different than it has in the past. Many people enter the profession citing lifestyle change and value-based career shifts as their primary motivations. As newcomers circumvent the traditional inheritance model of yesteryear they are often faced with challenges in… Read More

The 'Unchained Borough': Regulating Formula Businesses

Feb 25, 2016

In our quest to keep Charleston a unique place with extraordinary quality of life and to build community wealth by supporting local independent businesses, we’ve come across some impactful tools being utilized in other communities. One of those tools allows communities to create a checks and balances process… Read More

Local Works Companies Thrive from Bustling Cowork Space

Feb 4, 2016

One and a half years after launch, Lowcountry Local First announced the annual revenue of the 42 entrepreneurs in the organization’s Local Works coworking space exceeded $16,000,000. The space is anticipated to be at capacity within the first quarter and will begin to operate on a waiting list… Read More

Love Local this Valentine's Day

Feb 2, 2016

You can’t buy love, but you can buy local and that’s kind of the same thing. Show your sweetie the Local Love and support locally-owned businesses this Valentine’s Day. Not sure where to start? We have you covered with our Local Business Directory. We’ve also heard about these great specials… Read More