City encourages supporting local

Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2020 at 12:47:55 PM

They have a friendly face, familiar voice and greet us by name; they’re our local businesses and they need our support now more than ever.

Whether it be fashion stores, café’s, restaurants, gyms or myriad of other local businesses in our community, they’ve done it tough over the Covid-19 pandemic and need your support going forward.

The money we spend in these businesses is crucial to their survival and our economic recovery, highlighting the importance of our purchasing decisions and value of spending a dollar in our community.

To support local businesses, the City of Albany is reminding the community about the positive impact of shopping locally and the cash flow that creates within our local economy.

City of Albany Chief Executive Officer Andrew Sharpe said it was important we all prioritised purchasing locally or engaging local services wherever possible.

“Around 70 cents of every dollar spent at a local Albany business stays in the community through things like rent to a local landlord, wages to an employee, bills to a local supplier or fees to a local school, so the impact of that purchasing decision is felt long after the customer leaves the store,” Mr Sharpe said.

“With doors to businesses open again – we need to support one another to thrive and bring our economy back to life.”

Mr Sharpe said the City would play its part too by continuing to prioritise local purchases, services and contractors wherever possible.

“We understand the value of using local people and want the money we spend to support our economy as much as possible so we hope our community will do the same and prefer to purchase locally,” he said.

The City of Albany’s Support Local campaign can be seen across television and social media now.

For more information about the campaign, or to get involved if you are a local business head to albanyinthistogether.com or contact medialiaison@albany.wa.gov.au

Businesses can download the Support Local Logo for use in their business promotions for free.

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