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.

 
 
 
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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:

 

01

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.

 

02

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.

 
 

03

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

 
 

 
 
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Reason No. 2 to Buy Locally

You don’t have to spend much time in Utah to understand that it is a unique place …

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Indie Business Academy 2019

Does your business have a brand? More than a logo or a product, a brand — especially when it comes to small businesses — is the …

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Social Media Essentials

Social Media, in its many iterations, is a vital part of our every day life. It’s also vital to the success of your business. In this class, we’ll discuss the “personalities” of various social media platforms …

 

Member Directory

Find a local business, product or service.

Member Portal

Local First Utah members login here.

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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!