Our Mission:

Local, First.

Local First is Utah’s leading independent business alliance, committed to promoting the economic prosperity of locally owned businesses. We focus on building connections, collaborating with government agencies and educating communities statewide on the value of buying locally.


Member Directory

Find a new restaurant for dinner, a barber, a mechanic, a dentist, a web designer, an account … a butcher , a baker or a candlestick maker. Whatever you are looking for, buy it locally, and keep four times more money in Utah’s economy.

Member Resources

Update your business listing, check out our Indie Business Academy Webinars, download a co-branding kit, or peruse the variety of one-of-a-kind business resources available to Local First Utah Members.


Our Impact

Shifting just 10% of your spending to locally owned businesses will keep $1.3 billion in Utah’s economy. Here are 10 Reasons to Buy Locally:



you keep your money in our economy.

For every dollar spent in a locally owned business, $.55 stays right here in Utah. That's four times more money than if that same dollar was spent at a national retailer.



You embrace the CHARACTER of our community.

Independent businesses both emerge from, and contribute to, a sense of place. They are fed by the nature of the community, and define the unspeakable attributes of a town.



you create local jobs

Local businesses are better than chains or giant online retailers at creating jobs per consumer dollars spent. As well, independent business provide a diverse array of job opportunities and wages.



Join Local First.

As Utah’s leading independent business alliance, membership in Local First Utah offers a variety of unparalleled benefits. We exist to serve you, the independent businesses that form the backbone of our economy. Our benefits are designed to meet the unique needs of locally owned businesses, while strengthening community connections. Join today!

Business Booster
$100 / year

Humble Hero
$500 / year

Community Champion
$1000 / year

Local Legend
$2500 / year



Humble Hero Spotlight: Live.love.dance

Teaching all styles of ballroom dance, from waltzes, to swing, to the foxtrot, and the tango to name just few, Samantha Stout provides clients of Live.Love.Dance with a private, tailored, high-end dance instruction experience.  

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Reason No. 7 to buy locally: You encourage innovation & Product diversity

The Zamboni. The Frisbee. The stoplight. The artificial heart. What do these things have in common?

Here’s a couple more clues: Television. Fry Sauce.

Got it yet?

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Shift your spooky spending halloween Guide

The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling and one of Utah’s favorite holidays is in full gear! It’s no secret that Utahns love Halloween, and we celebrate it all month long. To get into the spirit we have compiled a list of some of our favorite local businesses where you can indulge all things spooky -- from family-friendly outings, treats, and costume shops -- all while keeping money in our local economy and community.



Upcoming Events

Build relationships with other locally minded citizens. Learn a new skill to apply to your business. Eat, drink and be merry, with the best in local food & drink. Whatever your reason, our classes, mixers and community events are not to be missed!


Community Champions

Local Legends

Cornerstone Sponsors

We’re grateful for the support of these businesses and sponsors whose contributions keep the wheels turning at Local First Utah. What to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Community Champion, Local Legend, or Cornerstone Sponsor? Email Kristen@localfirst.org.