Local First AZ

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Local First AZ Mission Statement

Founded in 2009, Local First Arizona is a nonprofit organization committed to community and economic development throughout Arizona. Our work connects people, locally-owned businesses, and communities for meaningful actions that build a diverse, inclusive and prosperous Arizona economy, including:

  • Educating consumers about the interconnectedness of the economy -- how and where they spend matters.

  • Training small businesses to be more resilient, while helping our larger partners tell their story as champions of Arizona.

  • Creating programs and events that make it fun and easy to discover local businesses and buy local.

  • Targeting systems of inequity and building prosperity for all Arizonans by proactively identifying comprehensive solutions and taking action.