The Haliburton Highlands Chamber wants to see more residents shopping local.

Chamber President Richard Wannan says a 32 per cent increase to the minimum wage on the table in the legislature will have an impact on local businesses.

Wannan says businesses in Haliburton need to support each other.

Wannan also says business may have to raise their prices, which will affect consumers.

Wannan adds the chamber supports an increase in the minimum wage but not in such a short period of time.

The chamber released a report saying almost 200 jobs in the county could be in jeopardy if the minimum wage jumps to $15 an hour by 2019.