About The Program:
Local First Arizona believes that locally owned business are leading the charge in environmental sustainability across the state. We want to shine the spotlight on these businesses that are doing great things for their communities by paying attention to environmental best practices. By becoming certified, these businesses will stand out from the crowd and benefit from marketing through the AZGBP & LFA networks while setting a great example for fellow business owners.
About Local First Arizona:
Local First Arizona promotes, supports and celebrates a vibrant and sustainable Arizona economy by educating citizens about local business ownership, social equity, cultural diversity, environmental kinship, and collaboration. Local First Arizona's business coalition represents nearly 3,000 locally owned businesses of all industries and sizes across the state. Local First Arizona also boasts about 1,000 individual members of the Localist program.
Who can become certified:
At this time, only locally owned businesses can be certified. A locally owned business is defined as being headquartered in AZ with the owner living in the state. The business cannot be publicly traded, have more physical locations operating outside of Arizona than in state locations, be part of an out-of-state franchise or be operated by an independent agent that is part of a non-Arizona based company. For businesses that do not qualify for this certification program, we recommend the ADEQ Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program.
If you have questions about this program, please email Helene@localfirstaz.com