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From Tokyo to Grand Rapids: Building strong, local economies around the world

April 5, 2017
Last week, Local First had the incredible opportunity to host a group of business management consultants from Japan, who were visiting the United States for the fourth-annual Harvard Social Enterprise Conference in Boston. Read More

Local First updates 'impact' assessment tool

February 20, 2017
Local First has helped redevelop an online tool to help businesses measure their social and environmental impacts. Read More

Local First launches 'Good for Grand Rapids' campaign

February 2, 2017
Local First is rolling out a new campaign aimed at helping Grand Rapids businesses increase their social and environmental impacts. Read More

Local First names LocalMotion winners

January 26, 2017
Local First has announced the winners of its LocalMotion awards. Read More

Nonprofit wins $200K for B Corp initiative

December 19, 2016
An initiative to encourage more Grand Rapids companies to become B Corp certified has received a $200,000 boost. Read More

Local First produces Fork Fest

October 18, 2016
More than 40 local food vendors will be on hand at a food festival this week, presented by a nonprofit in partnership with a brewery. Read More

Change Ups: Sixth annual Fork Fest to spur local economy

October 14, 2016
Attendees can connect directly with food entrepreneurs and learn how to shift their dollars to local sources Oct. 20, when Local First hosts its sixth annual Fork Fest from 5-9 p.m. at Romence Gardens. Read More

Nonprofit expands into new space

July 15, 2016
A nonprofit focused on local businesses has moved into a new home across town that’s triple the size of its first space. Read More

Downtown hosts Street Party

May 30, 2016
A nonprofit focused on supporting local businesses is throwing a free block party downtown this weekend. Read More

Local First names LocalMotion winners

January 29, 2016
A nonprofit focused on the growth of local businesses has handed out some hardware. Read More