Local First Arizona

Local First Arizona (LFA) seeks to promote, support, and celebrate a vibrant and sustainable Arizona economy by educating citizens about local business ownership, social equity, cultural diversity, environmental kinship, and collaboration.

Founded in 2003, LFA is a statewide non-profit organization working to advance the dual goal of establishing vibrant and culturally unique businesses at the forefront of the state’s identity, as well as creating a sustainable and healthy region through the implementation of diverse local economies.

With nearly 2,000 members, LFA works to drive consumers to make local choices using inventive marketing strategies that include printed micro local maps, social media, and family-oriented events. In addition, LFA works to advance business-to-business support through monthly workshops, networking, financial socials, and a business directory.

LFA works to creating policy change at both the city and state level in two key areas that are essential to the future health of Arizona: procurement and land use. LFA encourages public policy that enables locally owned and operated businesses to thrive and advocates for smart growth throughout the region.


Business Members

Stand With Us

Join us in working towards a sustainable economy that meets the challenges of the 21st century, based on strategic investments in work force and infrastructure; standards and safeguards that promote innovation and protect the public; and sustainable economic growth that fosters a growing, secure middle class.

Organizational Members

Our Partners

American Sustainable Business Council is a national partnership of 78+ business associations representing over 200,000 businesses and 325,000 entrepreneurs, managers, investors, and others. These partners support sustainable development, socially responsible business practices, and strong local Main Street economies.