On Monday Lisa met with representatives from the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to talk about business across the area and how the national economic situation has impacted Wigan. During the meeting Lisa was asked if she supports the ‘Buy Local’ campaign.
The answer is ‘Yes!’
The ‘Buy Local’ campaign encourages local residents to spend their hard earned cash in local shops and outlets. The idea was launched by councillors and local business leaders last year. From the local market to the corner shop, every pound that is spent in Wigan is a pound that is invested in our town and in our community.
Buying local supports local businesses, makes sure people have jobs to go to and makes sure wages in the area don’t plummet.
‘It is important to make sure we have good local businesses who have the capcity to employ local people – buying local is one example of how we can all support local people and local jobs’
You can find more about the ‘Buy Local’ campaign here.