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January 2024 Advocacy Updates
January 2024 Advocacy Updates

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: Local Level Updates - We are reigniting our Commercial Space Advising work this year, thanks to a robust group of expert advisors, and hope you’ll help us spread the word... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted01/4/2024


Podcast Episode 32: North Charleston Mayoral Forum
Podcast Episode 32: North Charleston Mayoral Forum

Our 32nd episode of “Small Talks, Big Ideas with Steve” is a live recording of the 2023 North Charleston Mayoral Forum. On September 26, 2023, Lowcountry Local First and community partners AFFA Action, Black Charleston Professionals, Charleston Moves, Hispanic Business... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted10/5/2023


The 2023 Member Survey Results
The 2023 Member Survey Results

At Lowcountry Local First, we believe ownership matters and relationships matter. Our goal is to support the local business community and tailor our programs to help our community gain access to every chance at success. That’s why we work with businesses, community members, and policymakers... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted10/3/2023


October 2023 Advocacy Updates
October 2023 Advocacy Updates

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: Things you should attend: Charleston County is hosting two informative webinars to educate the community on the Climate Action Plan and receive feedback around the importance of... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted10/3/2023


Mayoral Forum to explore future of City of North Charleston
Mayoral Forum to explore future of City of North Charleston

A group of community-based organizations have announced plans to hold a public forum for mayoral candidates on September 26 that will explore issues related to equitable progress and growth including the topics of the local economy, the city’s growth and development, affordability,... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted09/7/2023


2023 Election Season
2023 Election Season

Election Season is Here! Several local municipalities host key mayoral, council and other elections this November 7, 2023. View your sample ballot and find your polling place here. Forums: Get to know your local candidates! Multiple mayoral forums are happening throughout the area ahead of... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted09/1/2023


August 2023: Advocacy Updates
August 2023: Advocacy Updates

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: Local Transit & Mobility Alerts The Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) and Lowcountry Rapid Transit (LCRT) will host four public workshops... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted07/31/2023


Credit Card Competition Act
Credit Card Competition Act

Credit Card Competition Act Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted06/30/2023


July 2023 Advocacy Updates
July 2023 Advocacy Updates

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: Federal Regulation Updates / Congress Updates Amazon Litigation: "The Biden administration is planning to take action soon on at least three of its half-dozen... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted06/30/2023


June 2023 Advocacy Updates
June 2023 Advocacy Updates

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: Union Pier BAR Planning Commission special meeting on Union Pier: June 7, 5 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting in person to speak in order for comments... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted06/1/2023


March 2023 Advocacy Updates
March 2023 Advocacy Updates

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – Support this: SC Craft Beer Economic Development Act, a new bill recently introduced to the SC Senate that could improve conditions and opportunities for our local... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted03/1/2023


December 2022 Advocacy Updates
December 2022 Advocacy Updates

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – A recent report from Civic Economics (Nov 2022), Unfulfilled: Amazon and the American Retail Landscape, builds a deep understanding of how Amazon affects small... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted12/6/2022