19 New Local Entrepreneurs to Know

Jul 8, 2020

Good Enterprises’ Community Business Academy Graduates 19 New Entrepreneurs Lowcountry Local First’s Good Enterprises initiative now accepting applicants into its Fall Community Business Academies Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a nonprofit focused on economic development centered around local-ownership, has graduated its second class of entrepreneurs from its 12-week Community… Read More

Lowcountry Local First relocates, expands its local-independent coworking space

Jun 24, 2020

Lowcountry Local First relocates, expands its local-independent coworking space Local Works to open in RCB Development’s “The Lumberyard” before end of year Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is set to relocate and expand its local-independent coworking space known as Local Works. The nonprofit economy-building organization launched Local Works in… Read More

COVID-19 Resource & Action Hub

Mar 26, 2020

** ALERT: We are now updating this Resources Hub page of our site. Please use this new page for the most current updates. ACTION ITEMS: Apply for SBA relief loan. View SC Department of Commerce resource center. View SC employment law resources. Facebook has launched a $100 million… Read More

Navigating Business Relief Options with the SBA

Mar 24, 2020

View recording of a webinar held with William Furman from the SBA on Wed, Mar 24 at 3 pm. ET. View slides from the webinar. Additional information regarding the SBA’s Economic Disaster Relief Program is shared below including application completion tips and SBA’s FACT SHEET. Application Completion Tips:… Read More

Support Our Work

Mar 24, 2020

For thirteen years, Lowcountry Local First has been the only resource dedicated solely to the local-independent business community. We work day in and day out to ensure the Lowcountry is a place in which local business can thrive and to build an economy where all might have an… Read More

2020 Eat Local Challenge

Mar 13, 2020

Eat Local Challenge: Make the Shift April 1-30 Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge takes place throughout the entire month of April each year. We challenge you to shift $10 or more of your weekly food spending towards the local food system. By signing the Pledge, we’ll guide you… Read More

2019 Buy Local Holiday Markets

Nov 6, 2019

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — ONGOING — – Be sure to find a Farmers’ Market near you this fall and holiday season! – The Charleston Farmers’ Market hosts a special Holiday Market on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December from 9am – 3pm…. Read More

Your Public Library Supports Local Businesses Too

Jul 15, 2019

When you think of your neighborhood library, you may think of cozy reading alcoves, youth programming and speaker series. But did you know that your local library system also offers a bounty of resources (often free) for businesses to utilize? This includes resources to help you start, run… Read More