July 30 through August 5, 2012: Buy Michigan Week

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 Monday, July 30 through Sunday, August 5, 2012 as Buy Michigan Week.