State Rep. Daire Rendon today highlighted an upcoming week-long event that emphasizes buying Michigan-made products.
Purchasing goods and services locally leads to a positive ripple effect on the region, encouraging small business growth and more job opportunities while strengthening Michigan’s economy.
“The impact small business has on our state can’t be overstated,” said Rendon, of Lake City, who serves on the House Commerce and Trade Committee. “They provide jobs, stability for our local communities and simplicity for Michigan consumers looking to buy everyday goods and services. Investing our dollars into these businesses, when applicable, is an investment in our communities and our state and I support this effort because I came to Lansing to make sure our communities in Northern Michigan stay strong.”
In October, the Michigan House passed a resolution supporting “Buy Nearby” – an annual statewide promotion for shopping at local retail outlets instead of alternatives via the internet. The Buy Nearby project estimated that if Michigan residents made a concerted effort to buy locally, an additional $9 billion in economic activity would follow and nearly 74,000 jobs could be created.
Buy Michigan Week will run from July 28-Aug. 5.