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.

College/Career Fair

When: November 2nd, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Holt High School Main Campus Commons
5885 Holt Rd
Holt, MI 48842

Representatives invited from:

Colleges all over Michigan
Branches of Military
Capital Area Michigan Works
Police and Fire Academies
Vocational Schools
Fire and Police Departments
Local Beauty Institutes/Academies

Also: Capital Area College Access Network with important information on college resources.

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