Sunshine Coast businesses benefit from a $169 million council spend
Sunshine Coast businesses have benefited from council’s commitment of working towards a sustainable economy with $169 million spent locally last financial year.
Deputy Mayor and finance portfolio councillor Chris Thompson said the figure represented 69.5% of council’s total active purchasing going to local businesses.
And in the final quarter alone, council spent $43 million locally.
“Sourcing goods and services locally is crucial to the business community here on the Sunshine Coast and council is committed to spending locally to help them grow and prosper,” Cr Thompson said.
“That figure of $169 million represents a conscious decision by council to choose to buy local goods and services to ensure we circulate money within our Sunshine Coast economy.
“As well as our commitment to local business, council also acknowledges there are other benefits to purchasing locally, such as saving time and money on transport.