Manitoba Liberals “Buy Local” Strategy Will Boost Grassroots Economic Growth

Updated: Aug 11, 2019




July 26, 2019


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


WINNIPEG - A Manitoba Liberal Government will boost Manitoba businesses and local economies by running a province-wide “shop local” campaign and introducing procurement policies to make it easier for local businesses to sell to the Manitoba Government.


Dougald Lamont, Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, said a Manitoba Liberal Government will work together with chambers of commerce to develop a marketing and advertising campaign that would encourage Manitobans to take pride in doing business at locally owned businesses — whether it is in buying products services, arts, sports, entertainment, or tourism. 


“When we stay local, shop local, and support local entrepreneurs everywhere across the province, it will make a big impact on our economy in jobs and in growth,” said Lamont.


Studies by the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) show that for every $100 you spend locally, $45 stays in the community. While at a chain store, it’s only $14. At an online giant, it