Impact of Buying Locally

Understanding Your Company’s Purchasing Impact on Our Local Economy

It just makes sense, the more money we spend with locally-owned companies, the more benefit the local economy will derive, but most of us probably don’t really appreciate the substantial Economic Premium our community receives when we make a choice to find ways to spend our corporate dollars right here in our own back yard.

Did you know ????

  • For every $100.00 we spend with a locally-owned business, 68% remains in our local economy vs. 43% if we purchase from a national chain store. That gives our local economy a 58% Economic Premium.
  • For every square foot occupied by a locally-owned business, the economic impact is $179.00 vs. $105.00 for the chain stores. That generates a 70% Economic Premium for our local economy.
  • For every dollar a locally-owned business is able to spend on wages and benefits vs. the chain stores, there is a 22% Economic Premium.  Better wages, better benefits, better jobs.
  • For every profit dollar a locally-owned business generates, virtually all (98%) remains in our local economy.  While virtually all of the chain store profits are distributed nationally to their shareholders.  This is an additional Economic Premium, over and above our business-to-business spend.
  • For every dollar in sales revenue generated by a locally-owned business, 4% is returned to our local community in the form of charitable donations vs. less than 1% for the typical chain store.
  • Together we can make a real positive difference in our economy, our schools and our community. We are ready to go to work to make this happen.  Are you ready to work with us?

*Source: Andersonville Study of Retail Economics by the strategic research firm, Civic Economics, www.andersonvillestudy.org

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Managed Print Services

A comprehensive strategy to measure, control and manage your current print environment. Whose goal is to reduce your overall print costs by 20-30% and page production by 20% while optimizing the efficiency and productivity of the devices you currently own. Includes repair, service, parts, maintenance, equipment and supplies.

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Printing Services

All types of business printing and marketing materials. Simple to complex. Plus a customizable program to manage and distribute all these materials to all your locations. No job too big or too small.

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Business Products

COS has been providing office supplies for over 75 years. It is at the core of who we are. Over 50,000 items available next business day. Custom order management platform gives our customers total fiscal control of the entire procurement process. We commit to be flexible, accurate, technology driven and accountable. Plus we offer an enhanced local economic premium.

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Promotional Products

COS can provide the ideas and products to help promote and market your company, branding, new programs or ideas. Sourced locally and globally we will offer the best value and price available. Plus a customizable program to manage and distribute all these materials to all your locations. No job too big or too small. Includes school spirit, executive gifts, give-a-ways, tradeshow and new product introductions.

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Facilities Services

COS offers a complete line of over 9,000 janitorial, breakroom, safety and facility maintenance products. Available next business day. No minimums. No freight charges. Aggressive price plans. Turn key facility resource.

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Furniture Services & Sales

COS represents 300 furniture manufacturers which allow us to provide a wide variety of furniture solutions that fit virtually every conceivable application, style, finish and budget requirement. Our experienced team of designers, specifiers, installers and sales professionals insure outstanding results delivered on time and within budget. Includes seating, private offices, workstations, conference and training, healthcare, reception and custom solutions. New and used.

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Zahera

(HR)

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Alex

(CEO)

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(CCO)

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Mark

(Manager)

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Testimonials

  • I can’t believe how much business has changed in the last 10 years.  The technology, innovation, speed, tools, products, virtually everything and we have had to constantly reinvent ourselves to stay relevant to our customers.  The one thing that has NEVER changed is our commitment to being the most flexible and innovative solutions provider in our market and that has served us very well.
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    COS Business Products & Interiors Skip Ireland, President

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