Jamee Haley Jamee Haley Consulting, Principal

Jamee Haley is the co-founder of Lowcountry Local First and served as the executive director for nearly 15 years. A small business owner herself, who prior to launching LLF owned and operated a product design company featured in national publications and sold through independent retailers across the country and Neiman Marcus. But, the work she is most proud of and has spent the majority of her career working on is to keep the community that she lives in unique and economically sustainable by working to level the playing field for the local-independent business community. Under her leadership Lowcountry Local First worked to fill the gap in the business ecosystem through advocacy with both our elected officials and the community at large; by providing technical support, training and affordable workspace; and through building a network of businesses that are part of the relationship economy. Awards and honors for Jamee include: ’50 Most Progressive’ by Charlie Magazine; ‘Most Influential Women in Business’ by Charleston Regional Business Journal; ’40 Movers and Shapers’ by Charleston Magazine; ’50 Most Influential’ in government, culture, academia, business and industry by Charleston Business Magazine; ’25 Most Powerful People in Food and Beverage’ by The Post and Courier; a ‘Local Economy Fellow’ by the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies; and the 2016 Charleston County Economic Development Ambassador for the state. In 2014 she launched Local Works a collaborative coworking facility for local entrepreneurs, which expanded into a new facility in 2020. The latest endeavor spearheaded by Jamee in 2019, was Good Enterprises which transforms lives and builds sustainable communities through business ownership. In 2021 Jamee will launch out on her own consulting, traveling (once safe to do so) and in general looking for good trouble!

Personal Twitter: @jameehaley
Company Twitter: @lowcountrylocalfirst