Discover the local best businesses, events, places, jobs, entrepreneurs and investors in your local community.

Why we built ?

Our Belief

  1. Local companies are the best job producers per dollar of investment and source and solution to our current economic challenges.
  2. Local resident entrepreneurs have the best knowledge of the best local businesses and want them to prosper and grow revenue.
  3. Investors like to invest locally. It makes perfect sense to put your money where your life is.
  4. Local entrepreneurs and investors need to support and promote each other. Not all networks are online!
  5. We are all search for companies first that also deliver services or makes things

Our Call to action

Locals.Best  is a call to rethink the way we collaborate, communicate and invest so that we support the best local businesses that create jobs and healthy, resilient communities. 
Just as “Buy Local” campaigns have found that a paradigm shift in purchasing from chains to locally owned enterprises can reap outsized benefits for a community, so, too, can shift in our investment. 
CrowdFunding and citizen finance taking place across the country, from LA to  NY and hundreds of cities in between, as communities take back control of their financial destinies while revitalizing the communities they call home. These citizens are at the vanguard of a grassroots revolution.

Local.Best introduces site visitors to these pioneers and the models they are creating—some new, some as old as capitalism itself—to put their money to work locally, from community ownership to crowdfunding to the rebirth of local businesses. In the process, they are rebuilding their nest eggs, their communities, and, just perhaps, the country.


A dollar spent at a locally owned store is usually spent 6 to 15 times before it leaves the community. Spend $1.00 at a national chain store, and 80% of it leaves town immediately.

Local Decision-Making

Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.  

Local Character and Prosperity

In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.

Community Well-Being

Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.

Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy

Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.

Job and Wages

Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages, longer employment, and benefits than chains do.


Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.

Public Benefits and Costs

Local stores and businesses require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to chain  stores and strip shopping malls.

Environmental Sustainability

Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which, in turn, are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.

Unfair advantage - Competition

A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.

Resource, Product and Service Diversity

A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.