Buy Nearby is a permanent, year-round, feel-good program designed to promote Michigan retail businesses and communities. It’s a call to action, a symbol of pride and celebration, a rallying cry across Michigan and an economic driver for our state. Each year, Michigan celebrates the Buy Nearby campaign on the first weekend in October, "I Buy Nearby Weekend."
Michigan Retailers Association’s partnership with MLive.com has resulted in fun videos about the value of local retailers.
MLive’s Nick Behling visits retailers, who share their knowledge with him about products and local experiences.