A vibrant economy anchored in local ownership has many moving parts, and many meaningful stories within. Explore the stories linked above on the illustration by clicking on the white buttons and diving into how our work is cultivating an economy that supports a thriving, healthy place for all.
We know that for every $100 spent at a chain store, an average of $14 is reinvested in the community. For every $100 spent at a local store, an average of $45 is reinvested in the community.
That money maintains our schools, paves our roads, employs our friends and neighbors and makes the Lowcountry a wonderfully diverse and interesting place to live.
Our work includes local economic development, training and support for local business owners, awareness and education efforts aimed at the general public and advocacy for policies that recognize the importance of a strong, diverse local economy. In order to fulfill our mission, we organize most of our efforts under two categories, Good Farming and Good Business, alongside our ongoing advocacy efforts. Learn more: