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  • Take the Independents Week Pledge!

    "This Independents Week, I hereby pledge to buy locally, as often as possible, in support of the locally owned, independents businesses that add to the character of Utah, our economic well-being, and ...


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  • We all know the rules of tic-tac-toe, right? But this year, we're introducing as very special way to play. 

    Here's how it works:

    Step One:

    Take the Pledge to buy locally during Independents Week, t...


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  • Thanks to the financial support of Zions Bank, and the talented folks over at Third Sun Productions, our website and it's corresponding directory received a remarkable makeover last year.

    With this m...


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  • Bottom Line Impact of the Local First Movement: Customer Traffic

     

    In part one of this special blog series, we reported that two-thirds of independent businesses across the country experienced revenue growth in 2014. This great news was published in the 2015 Indep...


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  • Earlier this year Local First Utah announced our partnership with Clearfield City, working together with their economic development office and local business owners to develop a dynamic “buy local” ca...


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  • Bottom Line Impact of the Local First Movement: Revenue Growth

    Each year, the Institute for Local Self Reliance gathers data from locally owned, independent businesses, to study the impact that the “buy local” movement is having on economies and communities acros...

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