Alleghany County Spends Nearly $150,000 with 51 Local Businesses in Q1

March 27, 2019

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that its “Buying Locally” initiative has resulted in the County Government’s spending $148,786.19 with 51 local vendors during the first quarter of 2019.

“The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners emphasizes buying goods and services from Alleghany County vendors whenever possible,” stated Michael James, County Manager. “We always have to balance being good stewards of taxpayer money, but our county employees do their best to acquire things locally. The local economy is growing. We have many new businesses and restaurants. Unemployment is low. Our Authentically Alleghany marketing program has increased awareness of the county. And we were just upgraded from Tier 1 to Tier 2 by the Department of Commerce.”

Among the goods and services purchased this quarter include the new roof at the Fairgrounds concession stand, heating oil for county buildings, printing services and automobile parts and repair.

“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 and small business owner.

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/

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179