We're Here For You.
Join our group of locally-owned and diverse businesses of all industries that share one thing in common: the desire to create a prosperous and thriving economy.
Together, we’re going to tell your story as an Arizona home grown company so that we can connect those businesses and individuals to your brand.
When you win, we all win.
Trusted for Over 15 Years by Leading Businesses in Arizona!
Join Our Movement, Get Amazing Benefits!
Our website receives over 60,000 searches every month, and our high trust rating with Google means that your business listing will help attract new customers looking for your products or services.
From carefully curated educational courses to proven marketing materials that help identify you as a local business to give you a leg up on the massive marketing budgets that much larger businesses have.
Use our community calendar to reach the largest local business coalition in North America. We have built a dedicated following — statewide — of business and individuals that want to feel connected to place.
Keep pace with the growth of your business by finding local talent using our jobs board in partnership with LocalWork.com. As a member, you can post any job for free for seven days to attract the talent you're looking for.
We place a tremendous value on diversity and inclusion. We know that different ideas and perspectives help fuel innovation, helping our members create stronger networking connections, become more business savvy and remain competitive.
Specials from our sustaining members such as a 10% discount on office supplies from Wist Office Products to discounted advertising from our media partners, Local First Arizona members can support fellow local businesses and save money.
Local First Arizona hosts a variety of events throughout the state every year. From food festivals to educational conferences, all of our events work to build a better Arizona that we're all proud to call home.
Making the most of a business membership can be intimidating, which is why we provide a Membership Launchpad that helps you make the most of your membership, based on your particular needs.
We distribute 200,000 Small Wonders maps a year, featuring our members. These maps have found their way into the hands of tourists, students, and local residents longing for unique experiences to share.*
What Our Members Have to Say
Join the movement to build a better Arizona!
Now is the time to join forces to protect, foster, and strengthen the local businesses in our neighborhoods that give us a sense of place, ensure our diverse culture, and provide us with strong unique communities we are proud to call home.
Dues & Eligibility
While we appreciate your interest in Local First Arizona,
the following business types do not fit our membership criteria:
- Franchisees that are not licensed to exclusive Arizona-headquartered franchises.
- Companies that are publicly traded, regardless of where they are headquartered.
- Independent agents or franchisees that are licensed to non-Arizona based companies.
- Companies with more physical locations operating outside of Arizona than are operating inside Arizona.
- Companies with their headquarters in another state.
If you do not fit the qualifications for joining as a business, consider joining our Localist program as an individual member!
Our dues structure remains incredibly low because we are able to apply for grants for community and economic development, which allows us a wide variety of revenue streams and enables us to keep our dues affordable for business owners of all sizes. Nonprofit organizations qualify for membership rates based on their annual budget.
Looking for a more meaningful partnership?
We'd love to talk more about how we can work closely together to build your business's legacy.