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.


2017 Creative in Residence: Katie Ashley

Jan 6th

Katie Ashely’s application for our Creative in Residence program was thoughtful and honest; we knew right away she’d be a great addition to Local Works. Her energy and enthusiasm for helping others is contagious and we look forward to see the work she does in 2017 as one… Read More


2017 Creative in Residence: Meet Tyquan Morton

Jan 6th

When we reviewed the applications for our first Creative in Residence program, Tyquan Morton’s stood out to us. Not only is he passionate about his creative pursuits, he is committed to community and giving back in a meaningful way. We asked Tyquan a few questions to help you… Read More

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