KDCCI ‘Try Local’ Campaign – Overview

The KDCCI ‘Try Local’ Campaign (which may also be referred to as ‘shop local’ or ‘buy local’campaign) aims to educate consumers about the economic and social advantages that independentand local businesses bring to our community.

The goal of this campaign is to create a thriving local economy by maximizing the potential of local
businesses and increasing their market share (business, government, and consumer purchases)
relative to non-locally owned businesses.

Why is this important to our community?

Buy local campaigns or local branding increases awareness about the individual people behind local
brands. This can boost local consumer spending and strengthens our local community culture.
When we get to know and support people in our local business community, our local economy
strengthens.

Several studies have shown that money spent at a locally owned business stays in the local economy and continues to strengthen the economic base of the community.

Why ‘Try Local’ and not ‘Buy or Shop Local’?

The KDCCI ‘Try Local’ Campaign acknowledges that the City of Karratha may not have the product or service a consumer desires. All we ask at the KDCCI is that consumers ‘Try Local’ first.

Whether it be expert knowledge about products and services that can handle the Pilbara elements,
years of local experience and expertise, the ability to respond quickly to product or service faults,
tailoring products or services, or great customer service – we believe our local businesses deserve our support.

Where can I purchase KDCCI 'Shop Local' Vouchers?

Any person or business can purchase vouchers at any time during the year. If the buyer is not a
business, the voucher number will be allocated to the buyer’s name, otherwise the voucher number
will be allocated to the business name of the buyer.

Each voucher is individually numbered and allocated to the participating business or buyer of the
voucher. A database is maintained by the KDCCI of participating businesses, allocated voucher
numbers and where their respective vouchers are redeemed.

Where can I use KDCCI 'Shop Local' Vouchers?

Vouchers can only be used at participating businesses stated on:
• The reverse of the vouchers;
• KDCCI ‘Try Local’ Campaign posters; and
• On the KDCCI website.