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Local First Lexington has disbanded as a membership organization. This website and the LFL Facebook account will continue to promote our community’s independent, locally owned businesses and nonprofit organizations.

We will add links to resources for supporting Central Kentucky’s unique local economy.


Multiplier effect: Spending money at locally owned merchants, restaurants, and service providers keeps money circulating closer to home. When you spend money at a local business, three times as much stays in the community compared to dollars spent at a national chain business.

Nurturing community: Independent, locally owned businesses know their customers and cater to the specific needs and diverse preferences of Central Kentuckians. Local businesses also support community causes at more than twice the rate of national chains.

You can strengthen our community by shifting a bit more spending to our local merchants, restaurants, service providers, artists, and nonprofit organizations.