Bunbury MLA Don Punch supports Certified Local Business Accreditation Program

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
Bunbury MLA Don Punch
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Bunbury MLA Don Punch has called on the community to continue supporting local businesses and organisations through the Certified Local Business Accreditation Program.

Mr Punch said spending money in the region was a way of supporting and creating local jobs.

“When local businesses and organisations thrive, they employ more people, expand their facilities and spent more of their funds locally,” he said.

Mr Punch was a key figure in setting up the program along with the Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry and local not-for-profit Forrest Personnel.

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He said the not-for-profit sector contributed more than $55 million to the local economy annually.

“The not-for-profit and services sector make an enormous contribution to our community, both socially and economically,” he said. “It employs a significant number of people and its purchasing supports a huge and diverse array of other local businesses.”

He said the program was not about saying any businesses, services or suppliers were better than others.

“It is about ensuring local consumers continue to have genuine choice about which service provider or supplier best meets their needs,” he said.

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