Alleghany County Spends Nearly $550,000 with 74 Local Businesses so far in 2019

June 28, 2019

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that its “Buying Locally” initiative has resulted in the County Government’s spending $548,067.22 with 74 local vendors during the first half of 2019.

“The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners is pro-business and emphasizes buying goods and services from vendors that are owned and operated right here in the County 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; there are hardly any empty storefronts on Main Street. The incubator at the Blue Ridge Business Development Center is full. And our Authentically Alleghany marketing program has increased awareness of the county.”

Among the goods and services purchased during the second quarter were the HVAC installation contract at the BDC by Billings Heating & Cooling and the storm water bioretention ponds installed by Scott’s Lawn, Landscaping & Hydroseeding. The County also purchased more routine items such as heating oil for county buildings, printing services and automobile parts and repair.

“Alleghany County is fortunate to have a number of well-run 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/

Buying LocallyFor More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

Mike.james@alleghanycounty-nc.gov

(336) 372-4179

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