WHEREAS; The City of Charleston is proud to join Lowcountry Local First in celebrating a decade of elevating the people and places that embrace the unique nature of the place we call home; and

WHEREAS; by providing a singular voice for the local-independent business community Lowcountry Local First is leveling the playing field for those businesses that generate 3 times as much money coming into our community; and keep Charleston from becoming Anywhere USA

WHEREAS; by loving a local business you are showing your support of our community, the businesses that are owned by the people who live here, play here and are invested in our future; and

WHEREAS; by supporting local-independent business we are preserving farmland, creating less impact on our environment, providing specialized services and increasing our tax base that supports our libraries, parks and public services; and

WHEREAS; by creating an environment where local entrepreneurs can succeed, Lowcountry Local First is supporting innovation, collaboration and the American Dream.

NOW, THEREFORE, I JOHN TECKLENBURG, Mayor, City of Charleston, do hereby proclaim the month of February, 2017 as “Love a Local Month,” and urge all citizens to join in this celebration.

Jordan Amaker
Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Marketing & Communications