August 1 through August 7, 2011: Buy Michigan Week

Date:  August 01, 2011  -  August 07, 2011
Time: All Day Event
WHEREAS, as we work toward reinventing Michigan, every citizen in our state can contribute to strengthening Michigan's economy by buying locally produced goods and services; and,


WHEREAS, Michigan is home to vibrant industries including manufacturing, agriculture and tourism, and buying locally encourages small business growth and helps maintain Michigan jobs; and,


WHEREAS, Michigan is on a path to economic prosperity and when we buy locally, we reinforce our commitment to community, showing support for Michigan-based businesses across the state; and,


WHEREAS, during this week and throughout the year, we encourage Michigan citizens to take advantage of the wonderful industries our state has to offer by "buying Michigan;"


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim August 1 through August 7, 2011 as Buy Michigan Week.