Learn More About Buy Local Greater Kalamazoo

Local isn’t just a place on a map. It’s the people: your neighbors and their families, their businesses, farms, organizations, events, and recreational places. It’s about place-making too! Local is a community and all of the opportunities we create together and challenges we work to overcome to make good things happen. Buy Local Greater Kalamazoo has a mission to support local community, serve our neighbors and businesses through our local economy, and to help you #lovewhereyoulive!

We aim to lead the development of an economy grounded in local ownership that meets the basic needs of people, builds local wealth and social capital, functions in harmony with our environment and encourages joyful community.

Our passion for *GOING LOCAL* gives us a list of goals for #BuyLocalKzoo and our members: 

  • To support the LOCAL ECONOMY of the Kalamazoo region, made resilient and empowered by diverse local ownership and collaboration.
  • To be a RESOURCE and a leader through our member organization synergy, marketing and promotional collaborations, and networking opportunities in connectivity–creating a thriving, equitable, sustainable, and vibrant region for all.
  • To support a PLACE and city known for its quality of life, entrepreneurial energy, beautiful environment and unique local culture that makes the Kalamazoo region our home.