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Powell Media Release – Buy Locally and support our community (27 March 2013)

Local residents are being urged to support the region’s small business community and shop locally.

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP said the Newman Government’s ‘Buy Locally’ campaign will help boost sales and support jobs in the area.

“I’m calling on residents to get behind this campaign and show their support for our community,” Mr Powell said.

“Every dollar spent at one of our local small businesses stays local, and has a direct benefit to our entire region.

“I would urge everyone to pick up a ‘Buy Locally’ sticker from my office and put it on your car, or if you are a small business, display it in your window, and really get behind this initiative.”

Small Business Minister, Jann Stuckey, said the campaign is supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) and is one of the many initiatives in place to help the small business sector.

“The Newman Government is unashamedly pro-small business and the benefits of shopping locally cannot be underestimated,” Ms Stuckey said.

“One dollar spent at a local business returns five times that amount through employee wages, rates and the purchase of materials and supplies.

“This campaign will support and strengthen local communities.”

ENDS 27 March 2013

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