CRANBERRY — SMC Business Councils has launched SOURCE Engine, a comprehensive online directory of regional suppliers to underscore the importance of area companies buying from local
The new guide from BuyPittsburghFirst, a division of SMC, can be found on the
www.buypittsburghfirst.com website, and connects manufacturers and industrial companies with local
suppliers to find the tools, equipment, products and services to run their business.
“A company that doesn’t look locally to fill their needs is missing out on a great relationship,” stated SMC President Steven Shivak in announcing the new service. “Local companies provide great products at great prices. Moreover, when you have a problem and your vendor isn’t local, what do you do? Buying local means any challenges can be addressed in person and resolved.
“When you add the economic benefit of increased
jobs, community support and a better tax base, why would you spend your money elsewhere?”