Local First is part of the West Michigan COVID-19 Business Coalition. We are working hard to support our local business community and have joined forces with several other organizations to provide a comprehensive list of all resources available. Learn more >
Thank you to everyone who came to our first LF101 event! In case you missed it, here's a recap:
Newest: 2 years
Oldest: 85 years
Smallest: 0 full-time employees (volunteer-run!)
Industries: agriculture, consulting, marketing, photography, construction, finance, retail, and more!
Purchasing goods and services in a community with locally-owned businesses is relational not just transactional.
Regions with higher numbers of locally-owned businesses are better off by every social and environmental indicator
73% more money stays in our community when we support local businesses
The growth of locally-owned businesses provide our consumer with conscious choice and buying power
Nearly 3/5 West Michigan residents recognize Local First branding (window clings + digital logo)
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Share this video at your next staff meeting and talk about the importance of localism!