Flagstaff Crafted is a program run by the Economic Development team at Flagstaff County that enhances the exposure of local small businesses. Established in 2019, Flagstaff Crafted aims to bolster the visibility of local small businesses. Through our endeavors, we strive to amplify their narratives, broaden their clientele, and furnish them with essential business resources. By fostering these entrepreneurs, we not only contribute to the diversification but also the sustained advancement of our local economy. It’s worth noting that small businesses constitute a significant 98% of our region’s commercial landscape, and Flagstaff County takes great pride in championing their endeavors. These enterprises not only generate employment opportunities but also actively support local community initiatives, create products of value, and elevate the global recognition of Flagstaff.

The program supports entrepreneurs in the Flagstaff Region and 40 kilometers outside of the region border by enhancing their exposure to consumers worldwide. It makes it easy for Flagstaff County residents and those outside our borders to find distinctly made Flagstaff Crafted products and to find access to services they may not know are available.

How does the Flagstaff Crafted Program support businesses? 

  • Free Online Marketing: Businesses receive exposure through the Flagstaff Crafted website and social media platforms.
  • Professional Content Creation: Our branding team provides access to high-quality photo and video content.
  • Educational Resources: We offer a plethora of learning opportunities including webinars, access to business strategy coaches, maker meetups, and monthly blogs.
  • Annual Gift Guide: Businesses with an online commerce presence are featured in our curated collection.
  • Comprehensive Business Resources: Our website hosts an extensive list of resources for our members’ reference.
  • Collaborative Opportunities: Several businesses have successfully collaborated after connecting through the Flagstaff Crafted program.
  • Networking Events: We facilitate both in-person and online meetups to encourage networking.
  • Community Support: Our community of makers is known for its mutual support and encouragement.
  • Extended Advertising Reach: Shared posts on Flagstaff Crafted social media platforms help businesses reach a wider audience.
  • Collective Impact: By leveraging the collective influence of our maker community, we aim to generate opportunities and foster growth for all.
  • Program Advertising: We promote the program through various channels including magazine ads, local business ads, newspaper ads, and movie theater ads, thereby significantly enhancing the exposure of participating businesses.

If you are full of passion and ready to make strong connections with other local businesses, Flagstaff Crafted is for you!

To qualify for Flagstaff Crafted, your business must be…

  • Headquartered in the Flagstaff Region or within 40 kilometres of our border.
  • Dedicated to quality and craftsmanship.
  • Open to collaborating with other local businesses.
  • Supportive of the Flagstaff Region and our business community.

A Flagstaff County administered service.

Flagstaff County is committed to supporting local small business owners. With a goal of business retention and expansion in mind, the program was created to enhance the exposure of locally based businesses to make it easy to shop local, handmade products. Flagstaff Crafted gives local artisans the opportunity to share their stories and connect with the resources they need to be successful. It is a place for consumers and local artisans to build relationships which in turn will create economic growth within the region.

For more information about Flagstaff County, you can visit the website here.

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