About Us

Capital Area Local First is committed to our community and growing a sustainable local economy. We work to educate our community about the multiple benefits of locally owned independent businesses, and to nurture relationships among locally owned businesses.

We strongly believe that “It’s your capital. Keep it local” because we see the power firsthand that local residents have when they shift even just a small amount of their spending to locally owned businesses. Thinking local first helps employ local people, create unique places to shop and play, and protect the environment.

How to Join

Capital Area Local First membership is open to any business based in the Greater Lansing area that is
  • locally owned and privately held;
  • where the business decisions are made locally, and;
  • is headquartered in mid-Michigan.

If you have any questions about whether your business qualifies for membership, contact us.

Meet The Locals