State of Vermont Archives: on Free Trade


Phil Scott: Buying local isn't just for hippies anymore

During the summer of 2011, Lt. Governor Scott attended parades, fairs and farmers markets throughout the state, spreading the message "Buy Local: It's not just for hippies anymore."

What does he mean by "it's not just for hippies?" Buying local doesn't have to mean buying organic or paying more for products & services. Buying local also doesn't have to be a strictly "liberal" message, although it's often been portrayed that way in the past. Supporting our neighbors has no partisan affiliation. Buying Local is for everyone.

The Lieutenant Governor's office offers an excellent opportunity to promote Vermont products and the Vermont brand. While it's important to market Vermont outside the state, Lt. Governor Scott wants to make sure we don't ignore the opportunities to market ourselves within our own communities. And "Candidate Scott" walks the walk: In all of his election campaigns, Phil Scott has worked exclusively with vendors and consultants within Vermont's borders.

Source: 2014 Vermont Gubernatorial campaign website PhilScott.org Nov 1, 2014

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