Since our formation in 2006, Think Local First DC has been dedicated to supporting local independent businesses in our nation’s capital. Our mission is to transform Washington, D.C.’s economy by developing and implementing solutions that strengthen the local independent business community and improve its ability to make D.C. a more equitable, inclusive, and vibrant place to live.
We focus our efforts on the following:
- Educate: We educate residents, businesses and policymakers about the benefits of supporting D.C.’s local independent businesses.
- Advocate: We advocate for economic strategies that support the growth of local independent businesses in Washington, D.C. and lead to a more local, fair and sustainable economy.
- Connect: We connect our membership to resources, training, and opportunity.