The #BuyCloseBy project will promote community economic development in Haliburton County by ensuring that residents and visitors think “local first”, and in doing so, allow for opportunities for a more prosperous community.

In creating the #BuyCloseBy campaign, it is the goal of the partners to:

  • Increase awareness of local services and businesses,
  • Engage our community on keeping our dollars local, and
  • Educate on how local spending benefits the Haliburton Highlands community.

Through the culmination of several community partnerships, it has become clear there is a need to develop County-wide messaging that goes towards a culture shift with respect to local purchasing and that can be leveraged by every business in the Haliburton Highlands.

The Municipality of Highlands East was working on a similar program idea for their area and had developed the hashtag #BuyCloseBy.  In consultation with Highlands East, it was decided that the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce could partner with them to adopt the #BuyCloseBy moniker and expand it to Countywide. The group has been successful in receiving funding to implement the project from the Haliburton County Development Corporation through the Local Initiatives Program and has received additional support from the County of Haliburton as well as from the Municipality of Highlands East.

Support this project by downloading the #BuyCloseBy Media Kit and using #BuyCloseBy on social media!