Go local First: Campaign to support small businesses extended

The Government is building on its support for small businesses by $8 million to extend the Go Local First campaign for another 12 months. The national campaign, which is coordinated by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA), urges Australians to buy locally in their communities as part of our COVID-19 recovery.

Local Member for Forrest Nola Marino MP said, “The small local businesses we all know and rely on here in the South West need us to shop locally.”

“As we all know our small and family-owned businesses are the lifeblood of our local communities.”

Launched in July 2020, the campaign will now run throughout 2021 and into next year, highlighting the crucial role small business plays in our nation’s economy, in keeping communities thriving and creating local jobs.

Research showed 78 per cent of those who had seen the campaign said they would spend with small local businesses over multinationals, compared with only 56 per cent of those who had not seen the campaign.

The campaign will build on this success achieved throughout 2020 in encouraging Australians to choose local small businesses when buying products and services to help support local jobs.

For more information, visit www.golocalfirst.com.au.
Local small business can register their interest, access tips and info and order and download support materials.