Conway City Council is giving priority to businesses in the city limits that place bids on contract work.
Even though Conway isn't obligated to take the lowest bid on a project, a new ordinance weights bids in the favor of companies that pay city taxes. They also allow smaller jobs to be awarded directly from city staff rather than taking it to the council. Steve Jones at The Sun News has more information. Read that here.
Personally, I think this is long overdue and I'd love to see all local governments (and businesses) give priority and preference to Horry County vendors. It's really surprising how much money we spend out of our area for local jobs. Kudos, Conway.