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What is GO LOCAL?

What is GO LOCAL?

Studies indicate that the more economic self-reliance a community achieves the greater the economic health for them. Sonoma County GO LOCAL Cooperative works to grow the market share of locally owned businesses. We promote GO LOCAL member businesses and work with them to adopt innovative programs like Rewards Card.

  • About Sonoma County GO LOCAL Cooperative

    About Sonoma County GO LOCAL Cooperative

    GO LOCAL is a network of locally-owned businesses, residents, non-profit organizations, and government agencies working together to build a resilient, thriving, local economy by supporting local, independently owned businesses and promoting sustainable practices.

  • The GO LOCAL Team

    The GO LOCAL Team

    The GO LOCAL team works daily to reclaim Sonoma County's economic power and create a better quality of life.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Culture of Entrepreneurism

    INFOGRAPHIC: Culture of Entrepreneurism

    The stronger our culture of entrepreneurism in Sonoma County, the stronger our economy will be.  Connect the dots.

  • Ten Reasons to GO LOCAL

    Ten Reasons to GO LOCAL

    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.

  • Public Journalism Ambition

    Public Journalism Ambition

    The articles, videos, podcasts, and photography on the GO LOCAL web site reflect our intent to provide meaningful information to create context and continuity for local economic issues.

  • The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy

    The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy

    Co-ops—just like people—can get more done together than anyone can do alone. They come in many forms, and are more common than you might imagine.

  • VIDEO: GO LOCAL Shared Brand

    VIDEO: GO LOCAL Shared Brand

    As a GO LOCAL business member, you're a part of a cooperative.  That means you are a co-owner and "share" the GO LOCAL brand along with all the other owners.

  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Thinking Outside the Big Box

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Thinking Outside the Big Box

    Danielle O'Leary is the Economic Development Manager for the City of Santa Rosa.  She has been working with GO LOCAL over the past year or so to find creative ways to implement import replacement theory.

  • The Buy Local First Dividend: A Chain Reaction

    The Buy Local First Dividend: A Chain Reaction

    Study after study has indicated the economic benefits to a local community when residents choose local businesses for purchases.  It's called the economic multiplier effect.  By choosing local first, the economic multiplier kicks in and we return $25 more of every $100 spent to recirculate in our local economy.

  • GRAPHIC: The GO LOCAL Story So Far

    GRAPHIC: The GO LOCAL Story So Far

    GO LOCAL infographic that highlights milestones of achievement in 2012.

GO LOCAL Achievements in 2014
Here's an overview of some of GO LOCAL's achievements in 2014
Date 01/06/2015
About Sonoma County GO LOCAL Cooperative
GO LOCAL is a network of locally-owned businesses, residents, non-profit organizations, and government agencies working together to build a resilient, thriving, local economy by supporting local, independently owned businesses and promoting sustainable practices.
Date 12/20/2014
GO LOCAL Celebrates 7 Years of Making Local Matter
...and Making Local Money Grow
Date 11/19/2014
VIDEO: What it Means to be a GO LOCAL Business Member
These are the members that really understand the power of the shared brand and have used it successfully to drive growth in their respective businesses.
Author Terry Garrett Date 09/30/2014 1 comment
Independents Month 2014 Graphic
This GO LOCAL graphic can be found as a special insert in the North Bay Bohemian for the week of July 2-9, 2014.
Date 07/02/2014
The GO LOCAL Team
The GO LOCAL team works daily to reclaim Sonoma County's economic power and create a better quality of life.
Date 04/03/2014
Businesses Join GO LOCAL
GO LOCAL is a marketing network for locally owned independent businesses.  Members work together using a shared brand and a Rewards Card to increase sales.
Date 12/24/2013
INFOGRAPHIC: Culture of Entrepreneurism
The stronger our culture of entrepreneurism in Sonoma County, the stronger our economy will be.  Connect the dots.
Date 07/24/2013
Ten Reasons to GO LOCAL
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.
Author Stacy Mitchell Date 07/18/2013

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2015 Top Sponsors

Redwood Credit Union Oliver's Markets Clover Stornetta Farms Sonoma Montain Village

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GO LOCAL is a marketing network for locally owned independent businesses.
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