Local Business Institute

a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

The Local Business Institute is dedicated to the creation and support of thriving, sustainable local business communities through education, research and community-building programs. Beyond the traditional norms, we advance programs unique in perspective through innovative thinking and exceptional excellence.
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What We Do

We believe that America’s future lies in the foundation and success of local business. Small business provides 85 percent of all job growth and accounts for 95 percent of all business in the nation. We are focused on policy, community-focused economic development and education to help local businesses across the country. The Local Business Institute is the only one of its kind in the nation, uniquely positioned to lead the country into the next era of small local business and sustainable communities.

Our Local First Community

If you are a member of one of these organizations, we offer special discounts on our courses for business owners. Please reach out to get information about how you can save on our educational offerings.

Meet some of our LocalFirst Community Members

Dane Buy Local
Louisville Independent Business Alliance
Yorktown Small Business Association