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COMMERCE

Shop Jefferson County, Hire Jefferson County

JCGA supports business growth through investing in its Shop Jefferson County public education campaign. JCGA coordinates billboards, newspaper and radio ads and social media marketing partnerships to demonstrate the benefits and positive difference we each can make when we choose to shop local.

Whether you’re looking for a sign maker, coffee shop, tires or much more, JCGA encourages Jefferson Countians to do your purchasing from fellow Jefferson County businesses.

A highlight from the 2016 State of the County Address:
County Executive Ken Waller reported a 5% increase in sales tax revenue for 2015 over 2014.  JCGA is proud to invest in the successful Shop Jefferson County Campaign and to be part of that positive growth.

So why is this good for our area?                                                                                                                  

JCGA’s Shop Jefferson County public education campaign key facts/benefits:

  • We all have many choices of the “where” to shop, and buying locally is a sure-fire way to strengthen your community and your county.
  • More sales tax dollars to support police, fire, ambulance, libraries, schools and other tax-funded programs
  • Better, safer roads and bridges make for a better business economy and quality of life. More sales tax dollars helps support road and bridge improvements right here.
  • Keeps our neighbors working—local jobs are created and sustained
  • Strengthens the local community and economy
  • Brings our dollars (for example, sales taxes) home
  • Makes for more thriving communities
  • Improves quality of life

Shopping local AND hiring local strengthen our community every day.

HIRE JEFFERSON COUNTY

Coming this fall, JCGA will be working with local school districts and Jefferson College to showcase high-tech, good paying jobs in the local manufacturing community.  The Growth Association believes by providing opportunities for families and young adults to explore careers with local manufacturers, more Jefferson County residents will discover potential careers here in their own back yard!

How can we help make sure more money stays in the community?  

Whether you’re making retail purchases or shopping for services, please consider buying locally. Support our stores, banks, credit unions, restaurants, home-based businesses and Jefferson County service providers.

Need a landscaper, architect, excavation or electrical work? Why look out of town?

Hiring local contractors and supporting local businesses means residents of our area will have secure jobs because their companies will have revenue coming in. People who live and work in our communities recycle those dollars right here when they buy gas, food, clothing, coffee, pay rent, etc.

  • Make it a point to seek out local companies and contractors first when beginning a project.
  • Encourage your fellow employees to buy locally.
  • Educate your children and grandchildren (by examples!) about the importance of purchasing locally, and how the dollars they spend in towns and cities in our county recycle throughout the communities and help sustain jobs.