Pueblo County Buy Local

The Buy Local Advisory Board was established by Pueblo County Commissioners in 2016 to support their commitment to the local economy. The Advisory Board is tasked with investigating local-preference policies and pursuing a buy-local campaign. 

Spotlight on Local Business- BEGINNING SUMMER 2017

Pueblo businesses that are owned and operated by residents of Pueblo County are eligible to be nominated for a monthly Spotlight to be selected by the Buy Local Advisory Board.  Businesses will be featured on the Pueblo County website, social media, and may receive other non-cash media opportunities from local partners. The “Spotlight” will be an avenue to recognize and bring attention to the diverse local business community with the intention of increasing local purchasing.

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Buy Local Advisory Board

WHY BUY LOCAL?

When communities purchase goods and services from locally owned and operated businesses you strengthen the local economy. Here are a few reasons to shop local with links to full reports:

CREATE JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES! Not only do independent businesses employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, they also are the customers of local printers, accountants, wholesalers, farms, attorneys, etc., expanding opportunities for local entrepreneurs. Content Source: https://www.amiba.net/resources/localhero/

STRENGTHEN YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY! Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain (almost 50 times more than buying from an online mega-retailer) — a benefit we all can bank on. Content Source: https://www.amiba.net/resources/localhero/

LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY. Beyond actual dollars being kept within your local community - which is significantly higher when dollars are spent at a local business vs. corporate one - small business owners are also more likely to "do good" for your community, as well. Small businesses deliver community character and economic advantages to the town they are positioned in, but also strengthen partnerships among neighbors, residents, other small business owners, community leaders and even schools by offering social and economic relationships. Many also support local causes, creating even more good within a community. Link to Forbes Article

Local Business Certification- COMING SOON

 

Pueblo County Procurement Policy

Example of Current Pueblo County Procurement Rule
2.101 LOCAL BUSINESS PREFERENCES
 
No provision is made in these policies for dollar percentage or other types of preferential considerations for local vendors or contractors. It is, however, the policy of the Purchasing Department to solicit bids from local suppliers whenever and wherever such competitive local sources exist, and where no sacrifice or loss in price or quality would result. In the event of a tie bid between a local vendor and an out of town vendor, award will be made to the local vendor if all factors, including price, quality, terms, and delivery are determined to be equal.  Elected Officials and departments are to also follow this policy.
 
Interested in finding out more, or scheuling an appointment with our office?
Please call us at (719) 583-6240
Email: Susan Fries
 

Location

Pueblo County EDGIS
215 W. 10th Street # 340
81003 Pueblo , CO
United States
Phone: 719-583-6240
Fax: 719-583-6249
38° 16' 34.8996" N, 104° 36' 33.3468" W
Colorado US