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  • “Local First brings together many organizations to further

    the economic well-being and development of the tri-county area.”




    Local First is a growing coalition of associations that support the adoption and implementation of Local Preferences Policies by our government and businesses.  These policies encourage keeping spending with local companies.  With upcoming construction in Monterey County alone estimated at $7B in the next 5 years, the impact on the community can be in the tens of millions of dollars.




    Local First founders and supporters include: