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 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


Apply for Creative in Residence Program at Local Works

May 4th

The Creative Industries add more than $3.2B to the Charleston metro economy and are the 4th largest employment cluster, yet most entrepreneur support groups and coworking spaces are focused on the tech and and high-growth sectors. We believe that it is just as important to support the creative… Read More


Monthly Mentoring with SCORE Charleston

May 25th

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


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

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