A new campaign by Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO), writes Rose Barrett, is asking consumers to look local when they are shopping for products, services and experiences this summer.
Launched this week, the Look for Local & Shop Fingal campaign, supported by Enterprise Ireland and Fingal County Council, aim to raise awareness of the benefit of spending in your local area.
At the launch, which took place outside of County Hall, Swords, Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh emphasised the importance of supporting the Look for Local & Shop Fingal initiatives.
Various research studies show that locally owned businesses provide many economic benefits to a community. Local businesses are owned by people who live in the community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future and welfare. Shopping locally also creates local jobs.
PHOTO – Denis Mankze, Founder, Nufields with Ann Marie Farrelly, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh, Mayor of Fingal County Council, Helena Humphries, Fingal LEO. Photo: Shane O’Neill, Coalesce.