Think, Act, Be, LOCAL

Dear Fellow WNYers,

Buffalo First! is a nonprofit that believes in the power of locally owned and independent business to transform the Western New York region and economy. We are primarily focused on supporting social entrepreneurship, educating consumers on the importance of shopping local and businesses on the importance of sourcing local, encouraging diversity by supporting women and minority-owned businesses, advocating for better policies for homegrown and mission-driven businesses, and fighting for a local living economy that benefits workers, environment, businesses and citizens throughout Western New York.

     We envision a future where businesses are investors in the quality of life for all citizens. We challenge and support the business community to build profitable enterprises that serve community needs, share wealth, and protect the environment. READ MORE...