Live Local, Love Local, Spend Local
The Morgantown Area Partnership believes that as a community we can help shape the second half of 2020 and beyond by acting deliberately, safely, and purposefully. Join us in our new Live Local, Love Local, Spend Local campaign!
Embrace the local community by making it a better place for all.
An example of this is completing the 2020 Census.
The census guides federal dollars toward our children, the elderly and our livelihood. Businesses also use census data to help decide where to build factories, offices and stores. This creates more jobs and additional local spending in our own community.
As business leaders, I encourage all of you to speak with your employees about completing the Census. Being counted matters.
Follow Guidelines. Lead the Community.
Show your love for West Virginia and the Morgantown community by slowing the spread of Coronavirus. Follow guidelines. Wear a mask in public or maintain a distance of 6 feet from others. These simple acts can protect the community from a rollback of the Governor’s The Comeback plan and prevent businesses form closing.
Download our Back to Business—Responsibly Toolkit to help your business meet state guidelines and CDC recommendations. Included are suppliers of masks, PPE, cleaning supplies and other services to help your business reopen quickly and safely.
Another way to spread the love for your local community is by enhancing your leadership skills. Visit our Leadership Monongalia page for more information on our partner program that launches leaders into the community. Applications are due by August 1. Apply Now
Most importantly, we need to spend our dollars as locally as possible.
Doing so will help the local economy bounce back in a sustainable way. We do this by purchasing, visiting and recommending Monongalia County and West Virginia local products and services.
The positive impact of local spending is real. For example, every $100 spent at a local business, $48 stays in the local economy. When spending $100 with a remote online store, only $1 stays local.
Share Your Love with Us on Social!
The Partnership is taking the Live Local, Love Local, Spend Local campaign to the streets. Let us know how you’re Living, Loving, and Spending Local with #LiveLoveSpendLocal on your favorite social media channels. Tell us about an amazing member service or offering that we can showcase. We are excited to share.
The greater Morgantown area is counting on all of our members to Live, Love and Spend Local. We believe these three acts will help shape the greater Morgantown area and all of North Central West Virginia’s future, not only for business but for the entire community. Let’s help each other!