Local First Programs
Our outreach campaigns and comunity events reach over 150,000 Coloradoans each year with the same message: choose local first. Our ongoing campaigns include:
Colorado Local First
All of the campaigns below are a part of the Coorado Local First campaign. Each is designed as a specific tool to help educate people and connect people to theri local resources.
|Online Business Directory
Don't know where to find locally owned businesses? We've built this directory for you so that you can search for locally owned businesses here in Colorado.
|Local Flavor Guides™
Our guides are full color, easy-to-carry brochures that feature one-of-a-kind Colorado businesses just waiting to be discovered. Great for locals and visitors alike!
|Buy Local Week
Our annual holiday campaign to focus more retail spending to local companies. Since its inception in 2007, Buy Local Week has received support from the Mayor of Denver and Governor of Colorado, helping to raise awareness of the vital role of local companies.
|Eat Local First
Full color guide featuring local farmers, markets, and the cafes and restaurants who source local food. Check out the Eat Local First guide.
|Local Energy First
Only between 10 and 15 cents on the dollar spent on fuel stays in the local community. In the case of Colorado, much of this is imported. e.g. Coal from Wyoming. We started the Local Energy First program to help shift some of that revenue back home, among other reasons.
|Bank Local First
A new campaign focused on "move your money" messaging and tools to focus more capital investment in local financial institutions.
|Local Flavor Festival (2009-2011)
Held annually in the harvest season, the Local Flavor Festival was a celebration of all things local. Each year we brought together musicians, artists, dancers, local food and beer vendors, palm readers, face painting, and fun gift vendors, and more.
|Colorado Local First for Retailers & Service Businesses
Leveraging unique collateral, collective marketing and grassroots messaging to promote local businesses. Posters, stickers, counter cards and shopping bags are examples of free collateral we offer to members.