Local First Ithaca


Ithaca, NY

Act Local First  |  Business Network / Alliance

Local First Ithaca brings people, businesses, and organizations together to create a successful local economy that uses resources, experience, and inclusiveness to create a thriving and livable community.

Who we are?
– We are an inclusive network of independent, locally owned businesses & services, farmers, non-profits and community members.

What we do:
– Create awareness by educating members of the community, through media and seasonal Buy Local campaigns, about the importance of voting with your dollars to build a thriving local living economy
– Educate our community about the economic, social and environmental benefits of supporting local and independently owned businesses
– Collaborate/Partner with existing local organizations/groups that are working towards similar goals to multiply the impact of our mutual missions
– Support local businesses through group promotion, market development and encouraging sustainable practices.
– Provide a voice for small businesses to influence the governmental issues that affect them directly by advocating for policies at the local, state, and national level.
– Work to keep more dollars in our community through events and other programs that build our local economic capacity.