EACH of us has an important role to play in creating a vibrant community and a healthy economy.
Our everyday decisions have powerful impacts, especially when it comes to the businesses we support. According to the Small Business Development Corporation, 97 per cent of WA businesses employ less than 20 staff. With more than 19,000 businesses employing more than 103,000 people in the City of Melville and City of Cockburn alone, this represents a significant proportion of local business.
Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) recognises the value of, and understands the huge significance, small business plays in bringing benefit to the local community. Furthermore, each dollar spent with a local independent small business is known to have a multiplier effect, as it recirculates within the community, creating jobs, a uniqueness of place and stronger communities.
At the MCCC, we encourage our members to meet and support each other through our networking and educational programs.
We host various events in the cities throughout the year to help connect the business community.
Many studies have shown when buying from an independent, locallyowned business, a significantly greater percentage is used to make purchases from other local businesses. This ripple effect has a positive influence on the local economy and the community at large.
Small business plays a vital part in our community and the MCCC is committed to the strategy of think local, buy local.