Why Local ?
Locally-owned independent businesses vs. national chains:
Put more dollars back into your community
Create and preserve local jobs
Preserve what makes your neighborhood unique
Read the following studies to learn more.
Local First Chicago has a vision for a Chicago that is Local, Fair and Green. We work with partners across the city to reach out to citizens and policy makers.
- Chicago Business Resources
- Local Food - Family Farmed.org is one of our partners who is working to rebuild the local food system. Here is a link to other resources about how you can eat more locally.
- Follow this link for a listing of environmental organizations and initiatives
- Blacks In Green
- Foresight Sustainable Business Alliance