St. Charles Parish authorities officers not too long ago introduced the launch of a marketing campaign encouraging residents and guests to patronize small and domestically owned companies, particularly as the vacation season approaches.
“Small companies have at all times been an important a part of our group in St. Charles Parish,” Parish President Matthew Jewell mentioned. “From sponsoring native charities and recreation groups to offering important providers after Hurricane Katrina when neighboring parishes have been nonetheless shut down … native companies are at all times there for our residents. Now it’s time that we handle enterprise in St. Charles Parish.”
Jewell mentioned the preliminary thought behind the marketing campaign was initiated by the impacts of COVID-19 on small companies.
“Now greater than ever, our small companies want our help,” he mentioned. “Whereas on-line procuring and Amazon is handy, procuring native not solely has an affect on our neighbors and mates who personal small companies, however on our native financial system as nicely.”
St. Charles Parish boasts over 800 domestically owned companies, and Jewell mentioned $0.67 of each greenback spent with an area enterprise goes immediately again into the native financial system and in the direction of funding colleges, roads, infrastructure and different important providers.
“Once we store, eat, and do companies domestically within the parish, we aren’t solely serving to our neighbors and mates who personal companies, however we’re immediately affecting our gross sales tax revenues and our financial system,” he mentioned.
The Let’s Take Care of Enterprise marketing campaign will embrace yard indicators, commercials and window stickers to advertise the efforts.
Jewell mentioned the decision to motion is not only one thing he’s asking residents to do, however somewhat one thing he’s implementing inside parish departments.
“It’s one thing parish authorities is doing as nicely by sourcing many services domestically,” he mentioned, including patronizing native companies helps homeowners maintain their doorways open.
Associated to the marketing campaign, a jobs board for employment alternatives each inside parish authorities and the non-public sector has been created and is accessible at www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/scpworks. Companies wishing to checklist their job alternatives ought to contact the Division of Financial Growth by emailing Corey Faucheux at email@example.com.
For extra details about the Let’s Take Care of Enterprise marketing campaign and methods residents and small companies can take part, please go to https://www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/departments/economic-development-and-tourism/lets-take-care-of-business.