When you support local business, you create a
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Start Thinking Local First
It’s up to all of us to build a thriving local economy.
Use Our Directory
Bookmark, share, and use the directory as your go-to resource for finding local businesses to support.
Check out our events page, our blogs, or donate to help Local First support our local community.
Join as a Business Member
Local First members join a community that supports their business growth. Learn more and get involved.
Support Sustainable Business
Every dollar you spend is a vote for the type of world you want. And we’re here to help make those choices more clear. We provide the tools for businesses to measure their own impact. Use the links below to learn about Sustainable Development Goals, B Corps, and how businesses can hold themselves accountable.
Become the change
Building People First Habits
Businesses shape our local economy, but so do we as consumers. People First and Local First help you change your habits, so you can actively participate an economy grounded in local ownership, and create a stronger, healthier community.
Try something New
Whether you’re a seasoned localist or new to supporting West Michigan businesses, here are a few ideas to shift your spending NOW!