The governor has declared the week of July 27th as “Buy Michigan Week” throughout the state. This week was created to help retailers, restaurants, towns, and cities showcase their Michigan-based businesses and highlight locally-grown and locally-made products.
The state estimates if every household spent $10 a week on Michigan-produced food, it would generate $40 million dollar a week in economic activity. Organizers want to encourage everyone to go out and buy from local farmers’ markets or check out Michigan-made products in local stores.
There are various events and participating retailers across the State. The City of Northville kicked off their Buy Michigan Now Festival today. Spartan Store’s and Hiller’s Markets are also participating by marking items “Made in Michigan”.
For more information visit www.buymichigannow.com and take the pledge to speak positively about Michigan and make a concerted effort to buy Michigan products!
I love this concept. Now if only we could manage to implement the idea on a larger scale rather than just a weekly deal. Nonetheless, we have to start somewhere. Thanks for the info!