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LF101: Recap!

LF101: Recap!

Local First
Local Business

Thank you to everyone who came to our first LF101 event! In case you missed it, here's a recap:

Range of businesses present

  • Newest: 2 years

  • Oldest: 85 years

  • Smallest: 0 full-time employees (volunteer-run!)

  • Biggest: 500+

  • Industries: agriculture, consulting, marketing, photography, construction, finance, retail, and more!

Presentation Summary

  • 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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