The Springdale City Council has passed an ordinance giving financial preference to local companies that bid on jobs for the City of Springdale. The new ordinance gives local companies a preference of 5% up to $5,000. The purpose of this ordinance is to make sure local companies have the best chance of winning bids for the City.
"This ordinance is designed to advocate for local businesses," said Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse. "Not only does it help pump money back into the City, but it also works to support jobs."
To qualify for the preference, local firms will need to have had a business license with the City for at least two years, and they must request the preference be applied to their bid.
“Any time our city can buy local, it’s a positive for our community and sends a strong message to our business community," said President of the Springdale Chamber of Commerce Perry Webb. "While it’s not feasible every purchase be made to a Springdale company, we certainly encourage the City to buy local when they can.”