Working with La Plata County’s local, independent business community to create an economy that values people, planet, & prosperity for everyone!


Local First is a proud independent business alliance made up of 260+ La Plata County businesses and nonprofit organizations as well as passionate community members we call Localists.

Together, we work to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable economy that values people, planet, and prosperity for everyone across southwest Colorado.


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