$789,000 US EDA Grant Awarded to Lowcountry Local First’s Good Growth Program

Jun 1, 2022

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a two-year $789,724 grant to Lowcountry Local First to support the organization’s Good Growth Program. This program will expand upon the organization’s Good Enterprises entrepreneurship training and support program to also include financial literacy, marketing support, Spanish-language support… Read More

2021 Annual Report and how you can support our work

May 24, 2022

Scientists have long-agreed that diversity of species within an ecosystem directly influences its health and resilience. As the number of species in any ecosystem declines, it loses its ability to rebound after it has been stressed. We believe this same rule applies to our economic ecosystems. Healthy and fair competition,… Read More

Welcome our 2022 Board of Directors

Jan 21, 2022

Lowcountry Local First, a nonprofit that cultivates an economy anchored in local ownership, is proud to welcome its 2022 Board of Directors. The Board includes talented and passionate business leaders from a wide variety of sectors who recognize the importance of choosing local in order to keep the… Read More

In Support of the Human Affairs and Racial Conciliation Commission

Jan 18, 2022

Lowcountry Local First supports the approval of the Human Affairs and Racial Conciliation Commission to continue to provide focus on policy solutions to address equity and economic empowerment in the City of Charleston. As we work to transform lives and build sustainable communities through business ownership, we realize… Read More