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About Local First Virginia
Local First Virginia (LFV) is a statewide business coalition that believes buying local is
good for the Commonwealth. LFV is endorsed by the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce,
The Coalition for Procurement Reform, The Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and
the Retail Merchants Association. Founded in August, 2011 LFV has grown to over
100 members. Join us now!

Call 804-521-4143 or email info[at]localfirstvirginia.org
and sign the petition below!

Our Mission
Local First Virginia seeks promote, support and celebrate a vibrant and sustainable
Virginia economy by educating citizens, stakeholders, business leaders and legislators
about the significant economic benefits of strong local economies.

What We’re Working on: We are working to reform the procurement process to
help Virginia companies compete with out of state businesses while still being fiscally
responsible with taxpayers money.

Read our first bill that is being carried by Senator John Watkins.

Our goal is to keep as much work here in the Commonwealth so our economy can
benefit from the growth that comes from bolstering local businesses. However, we are
keenly aware that it is critical that we are good stewards of public money and will ensure
that local governments and the state do not overpay for Virginia goods and services.

Contact Us
For more information about Local First Virginia and how you can get involved, contact info[at]localfirstvirginia.org. To get involved in the conversation visit us on Facebook