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The Modern Revolutionary: Kimber Lanning

The Modern Revolutionary: Kimber Lanning

Update: 2018-08-284
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Kimber Lanning is founder of Local First Arizona and Local First Arizona Foundation, two distinct statewide organizations working in tandem to strengthen Arizona's economy. Lanning is an entrepreneur, business leader and community development specialist who works to cultivate strong self-reliant communities and inspire a higher quality of life for people across Arizona. Lanning’s passions, which are seen throughout her work, include fostering cultural diversity and inclusion, economic resilience and responsible growth for Arizona.

Lanning has grown Local First Arizona into a widely respected organization that is leading the nation in implementing systems and policies to ensure a level playing field for entrepreneurial endeavors of all sizes.  With nearly 3,000 business members and four statewide offices, Lanning leads a team of 17 who work on a diverse array of programs ranging from healthy local food access, entrepreneurial development in underserved communities, and rural community development, each of which plays a part in building sustainable and resilient local economies.

THINK LOCAL. BUY LOCAL. BE LOCAL.

Local First Arizona is a nonprofit organization that celebrates independent, locally owned businesses. We support, promote and advocate for a strong local business community and raise public awareness of the economic and cultural benefits provided by strong local economies. Local businesses contribute to a sustainable economy for Arizona and build vibrant communities we're all proud to call home.

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Schaught Kawkgrehl

love the point about deferred payment. also hearing about those 30 million plus subsidies that corporations are getting for new locations, how is a new or old mom and pop shop supposed to compete with that? ugh, with the subsidies it sounds like Walmart is an example of state sponsored corporatism- where public tax money and public services are used to subsidize private profit

Sep 2nd
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The Modern Revolutionary: Kimber Lanning

The Modern Revolutionary: Kimber Lanning