Sierra Nevada Local First
Local First fosters increased support for people and businesses who are creating and maintaining sustainable local economies and thriving communities in the Sierra Nevada. The program is focused on what communities are for rather than what they are against.
Click here for a regional resource list of individuals, businesses, and business associations who are working to implement a Local First program near you - Coming soon.
The Local First program seeks to create local living economies throughout the Sierra Nevada. Following a model developed by BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) the Local First program works to ensure that economic power resides locally, sustaining healthy community life and environmental quality as well as long-term economic prosperity.
Sierra Business Council introduced the concept of thinking locally on a regional scale and has always encouraged local ownership of these programs throughout the region. We foster this concept through our mission and will serve as a resource to committees at the regional level. Ultimately the implementation of a Local First program is best managed and nurtured at the local community level and we hope to empower and encourage this implementation through local individuals, businesses and business associations. Sierra Business Council is no longer offering a Local First Program Membership, however, there are many business owners already invested in the program. We encourage businesses interested in a Local First network to visit our Local First Directory or visit our Resource Site in order to identify committee leads and contacts.
If you are interested in more information, contact 530-582-4800.
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