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Declare Your Love for Local. Be a Localist.

VIP Access • Exclusive Events • $20/Year

Benefits of Being a Localist

The Localist program is Local First Arizona's individual membership program. Stand up and support YOUR community by proudly declaring, “I am a Localist!” This is much, much more than a run-of-the-mill loyalty program for individuals. Being a Localist isn’t only about discounts and freebies (although there will be those, too). As a Localist, you are part of a movement that supports local businesses and has fun along the way!

As a Localist, you'll get: 

  • Exclusive invites to Localist-only experiences, events, and opportunities.
  • Your very own Localist card to identify you as a Localist and to redeem offers. 
  • Discounts on Local First Arizona events. 
  • First dibs on knowledge about local happenings in your area. 
  • A robust and vibrant community because of all the thriving local businesses you'll be supporting.
  • Plus much more.
I believe in supporting the local economy, and I would like to see more local businesses succeed.
Plus, I love the social aspect of it too.
As a Localist I’m always meeting new people and trying new things!
— Lora Dalbo, Localist


“The best part of Localist events is meeting business owners and hearing their stories. Attending an LFA event means knowing you’ll spend the day making new friends who share your values.”



“I like to support businesses that reflect the community I want to live in and through the Localist program I’ve been able to see how our local business community works collaboratively to make Arizona a better place to live.”



“Being a Localist allows me to connect deeper with my community. I know the owners of the businesses that I frequent, I understand where my food comes from, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the town.”


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Register Your Card

Thanks for being a Localist! If you've purchased your Localist card, register with us today!


Give Localist Memberships to Your Employees

If your business or organization is interested in buying Localist memberships for your employees or as a gift for clients, patrons, etc., please contact [email protected].

Looking to join as a business member?

The Localist program is for individuals. Business membership info is available here »

The Buy Local Movement is Working!

  • Independent coffee shops are opening at 1.5 times the rate of Starbucks
  • 250 NEW independent bookstores have opened since 2009
  • 4,700 farmer’s markets have opened since 2002
  • 112,000 new small farms have started since 2002
  • 7 million people have moved their money from big banks into community banks and credit unions in the past 5 years

For every $100 spent in a locally owned business, $42 remains in Arizona. For the same $100 spent at a non-locally owned business, only $13 remains in Arizona.