Local subcontractors take pride in the work they do for their community.
The buy local, stay local philosophy:
When we invest in local companies, their businesses are stronger and they are able to grow. This means they hire workers who in turn spend money locally on food, clothing, housing, taxes and charitable contributions.
Since dollars spent locally circulate more than seven times (through grocery stores, daycares, banks, and other retail establishments) before leaving the community, buying locally allows businesses to donate dollars, products and services for schools, youth sports, charities, etc.
More local dollars helps create a vibrant shopping and business area that attracts visitors and potential residents. Utilizing local vendors saves local businesses time, effort and money by eliminating the need to travel outside of town. It helps maintain local employment for friends, neighbors and family members and it expands the local tax base that positively affects municipal taxes.
Toward that end, the JCCA has partnered with the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce to create a "buy local" campaign to educate public offcials and others about the importance of considering local sources first.
When you hire a local contractor or subcontractor, that person doesn't walk away from the work at the end of the job, but sees it every day and has a vested interest in its success. Jackson Contractors are highly skilled professionals who live and work in the community.
Jackson has a strong and competent population of contractors representing a diversity of skills and areas of expertise.
Many of these companies have been in business for generations in the Jackson area and have developed proud reputations for their work. They have made a committment to live and work in the Jackson area and in so doing contribute to the quality of life here. The clients for whom they work are often friends and neighbors and much of their business is referral or repeat business. This "pride in ownership" of their work translates into job accountability and a desire to strive for excellence in workmanship.
Ten reasons to hire local contractors:
- Builds strong contractor businesses
- Boosts all types of businesses
- Circulates the dollar 7 times
- Boosts retail
- Increases employment
- Provides dollars for charities
- Saves businesses time and money
- Positively affects municipal taxes
- Creates a vibrant shopping and business area that attracts visitors and potential residents
- When schools are built by local companies, millage proposals could guarantee that local taxpayer monies would stay in Jackson