Local First Alliance engages businesses, organizations, and citizens to strengthen our local economy.
Recognizing that regional prosperity grows from communities actively building economies that strengthen and sustain the places we love — we work to promote, encourage, and support our local businesses.
Find a local business
Locally-owned, independent businesses play a crutial role in creating jobs, strengthing our community cohesion & enhancing local character!
Keep the Upper Valley a great place to live, work, and play and think local first when dining out, banking, hiring professional services, or shopping for anything.
Think local first when shopping! A common call to action because when consumers spend their money at locally owned businesses there is a multiplier ef [...]
1. Move your banking to a community bank or credit union, and invest your money in tangible assets like land, or with organizations like the Cooperative Fund of New England that invest in community control.
2. Rent out a room in your home, or swap space for gardening, child or elder care, or carpentry
Great Eastern Radio
King Arthur Flour
LaValley Building Supply
A.B. Gile Inc.
Erika Gavin Designs
Fat Hat Clothing
Jake’s Market & Deli / Jake’s Coffee Co.
John Ring CPA
Ledyard National Bank
Lyme Green Heat
Systems Plus Computers
The Skinny Pancake
Village Green Publishing
95.3 & 107.1 The Wolf