December 20, 2018
Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that its “Buying Locally” initiative has resulted in the County Government’s spending $630,831.48 with 84 local vendors during calendar 2018.
“The previous Board of Commissioners placed an emphasis on buying items from Alleghany County vendors whenever possible. The new Board will continue this emphasis,” stated Michael James, County Manager. “We always have to balance being good stewards of taxpayer money. That means sometimes we do have to go outside the county to obtain goods and services. But our county employees do their best to acquire things locally. Our local economy is growing. We have many new businesses and restaurants. Unemployment is low. And we were just upgraded from Tier 1 to Tier 2 by the Department of Commerce.”
The County has purchased everything from heating oil to auto parts to printing services to the meals served to inmates at the county jail from locally-based, family-owned businesses.
“We are proud to support the local economy. Alleghany County is home to many top-notch small businesses. Our emphasis on buying locally coupled with our Authentically Alleghany marketing campaign has really been paying dividends,” added Mark Evans, Board Chairman.
The buying locally results by vendor are updated approximately every two weeks on the county website at the following link: http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov/announcements/category/buying-locally/
Buying LocallyFor More Information Contact:
Alleghany County Manager