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."
Effective January 1, 2018, Michigan workers will see an increase in the minimum wage rate from $8.90 to $9.25. This new change to state law marks the final step of a gradual 25 percent increase of the minimum wage that started in 2016.