Think Local First!

In June 2008, Sustainable Nantucket and the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with a group of committed business owners and managers, formed a Steering Committee to find ways to encourage Nantucketers to support our local businesses and help our economy. Based on the “Buy Local, Hire Local” campaign initiated by Sustainable Nantucket in 2006, “Think Local First! Nantucket” was born.

Think Local First! is ongoing and is primarily an education and public awareness campaign,  designed to encourage resi­dents and visitors to “think local first” when purchasing goods and services. Buying and hiring locally strengthens our economy and helps us maintain the unique character of our Nantucket com­munity. In numerous studies, retail­ers in towns and cities with “Buy Local” campaigns reported an increase in sales.

For news and information on Think Local First!, to find local products and services, or to become a member, visit

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