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Think Local First Capitol Region



  • Want to see more jobs in the Capital region?
  • Want to strengthen the regional economy in these difficult times?
  • Want to take control of  the decisions made in our communities?
  • Care about preserving the local character and charm  of your town?
  • Believe entrepreneurship fuels America's economic engine?

So do we along with  over 80 community networks with over 21,000 independent business members across the U.S. and Canada who belong to The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), North America's fastest growing network of socially responsible businesses.

"Think Local First" is a term developed by the members of BALLE networks to refer to our commitment to our communities. Rather than simply promoting "buying" local, we are suggesting our larger role as stewards. By thinking local, we can make choices that have dramatic impact on our local communities, economies, and environments. We recognize that we will rarely be able to buy everything we need or use from local independent businesses. But we are advocating that people first think local - look first for local and locally owned sources of the things they need and want - to maximize the impact of their daily actions and purchasing decisions.

Meeting Rescheduled to Feb 19th19-Feb-2014

The board informational meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday February 19th, 9 AM. The.. More

Board Membership Meeting-Cancelled05-Feb-2014

Cancelled due to weather. We will be rescheduling our Informational meeting on Board membership .. More

Show Local Support14-Nov-2013

Local First of the Capital Region is an organization dedicated towards supporting the rich cultu.. More

Local First Board Meeting13-Nov-2013

Local First will be having our next Board Meeting on Wednesday 11/13/2013 from 9:00 - 10:30am Th.. More

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