What is Local First?
Local First is a campaign created with community partners to help promote the businesses within Medicine Hat and District.
There is so much more to supporting local than just shopping. Hiring, contracting, promoting or visiting local keeps money in OUR community and contributes to the vitality of our region. Now more than ever, supporting our local business community is about creating relationships, providing us with a more caring, connected and resilient community. These relationships are what provides you with more customized and personalized experience because these are your friends, neighbours, coaches, service providers and colleagues.
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Why You Should Support Local First
4.6 X More Impact created by local businesses
96% of All Business is Small Business in our region
Only 50% of Small Businesses survive past 5 years
Are you a business that wants to participate?
Display your window decal, take advantage of special advertising offers or download the social media toolkit
Supporting Local Starts With You
Local first is easy. If we all just take one step, together we can continue the journey to a vibrant, healthy local economy. Let’s start today.
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