Marion County is stepping up efforts to work with local businesses. County Procurement Services Director Susan Olsen says both the business and the local economy can benefit from the partnership.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Olsen2.mp3]
The month-long campaign aims to bring awareness to these businesses and encourage the businesses to participate in the county’s bidding and quote process. There are 116 commodity/service areas where Procurement Services solicits quotes, and Olsen says this month is one in which the government does a lot of purchasing- so the commission hopes that purchasing can be local.