WHEREAS, as we continue to reinvent Michigan, every resident 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. Buying locally encourages small business growth and helps maintain jobs in Michigan; 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 residents 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 1-7, 2016 as Buy Michigan Week.