Capital District Local First

Albany, New York

Capital District Local First

Capital District Local First is a 501c6 nonprofit organization in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties in New York State. Our members and supporters are committed to building a strong locally owned, independent sector of the economy. We work actively to ensure the participation of businesses from all neighborhoods and communities in the Capital District. CDLF is an affiliate of BALLE, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building local, living economies. Capital District Local First maintains a web site and email list that connects members and supporters with events in the Capital District and throughout the country. We are developing promotional materials to increase general awareness of the important contributions of locally owned, independent businesses to the region's economy and quality of life. Capital District Local First will organize one or two "local first" days per year, dedicated to increasing public awareness of the locally owned, independent business community.


Listing last updated on Nov 9, 2009

Our mission is to promote and improve the conditions of the locally owned, independent business community in the four counties of the New York State Capital District (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady). We interpret the phrase "locally owned, independent business community" broadly to include retail establishments, farms, service businesses, nonprofit organizations, cooperatives, credit unions, and banks.

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