Local First Arizona is an award-winning organization focused on developing strategies to connect residents to the place they live.
Arizona has the third highest number of transplants in the country and as a result, our cities and towns need strategies to build hometown pride. Studies have shown when people are more connected to the place they live, they are more likely to vote, to volunteer, to give charitably, and to cheer for the home team.
Creating long term prosperity in any community starts with place-making and leads to increased tax revenue, more small business development, additional vibrancy, and widespread civic engagement. Local First is creating a movement across the state that has proven results across a wide variety of measurables including youth retention, job creation, and economic gains.