Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Want A $3.7 Billion Bailout for Michigan? Buy Local!

With all the bailout talk going one, here's an an idea I can get behind. Buy Local and Let's Keep Our Money in Michigan!

Buy Michigan Now challenges supporters to Think Michigan First to support and build a strong Michigan economy.

Download their holiday gift and grocery guides, and while you're there, Take the Pledge to 'think Michigan first'. Spend local to build a strong and diverse Michigan economy.

Here's a couple of stores to consider.

Michigan Made in Plymouth ships gift baskets with filled with Michigan products around the country. Those born in Michigan but living elsewhere can get a little touch of home (like Sanders).

If you're an art lover, check out the Art-is-in Market at Laurel Park Mall in Livonia, exclusively featuring the work of Michigan artists.

I'll leave you with this webvideo of Charlie Wollborg of CurveDetroit.com demonstrating how you can support the Michigan economy while food shopping.