Buy in Carlow

Consider these when deciding where to purchase

This is an appeal to all Businesses to think Local before you Buy...

In these competitive times companies feel compelled to look for the lowest price available which in many cases can mean sourcing products and services that are available locally from other counties or perhaps even overseas. However there is more to buying locally than just the face value of a product or service.

Here are some issues you should also consider when deciding where to purchase:

Locally spent money will re-circulate significantly more in County Carlow

When you purchase at locally owned businesses more money is kept in the community because locally owned businesses and their staff are more likely to purchase from other local businesses and service providers.

County Carlow Businesses Create Character and Prosperity

The unique character of County Carlow is kept alive by local businesses. Our shops, hotels, pubs and restaurants help with our tourism.

Environmental Impact Is Reduced

If you buy your products and services from local Carlow businesses there is less transportation. By supporting the Carlow region you are helping to reduce congestion, habitat loss and pollution.

Local Businesses contributed to our County Carlow rates

Local rates are used to fund local services and the infrastructure throughout County Carlow. Supporting more business locally enable more companies to contribute to our local rates.

Most New Jobs Are Provided By Local Carlow Businesses.

Collectively local small businesses employ the largest number of employees in this region. This means the family members of your employees are far more likely to find work in this region and this also encourages your employees to stay within this region.

Customer Service is more personal

Carlow businesses are more likely to hire people from Carlow or people who live in Carlow. These individuals have a vested interest in our community and they offer a personalised and local level of customer service.

Carlow Business Owners Invest In their Community.

Carlow businesses are owned by people who mostly live in the County, many will have families that will continue to work in the family business, they are less likely to leave, and they are more invested in the community’s future.

More local businesses means greater competition and diversity

A thriving community of local small businesses is the best way to create innovation, competition and more choice within your locality

Inward Investment in County Carlow is encouraged.

A strong and growing business community attracts industry and entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.

County Carlow non-profit organisations receive greater support.

Be it the local GAA team, a charity or other social causes local business owners are far more likely to donate more to Carlow based organisations than businesses from other regions.