Keeping the money in your local Michigan economy and what it means for buying local is what Dr. David Hebert discusses in Volume Four of our ‘What does Buying Local Really Mean”.  Michigan’s Video Storyteller Duane Weed looks at what it really means to buy locally in Michigan in this nine part video series.

Dr. David Hebert teaches at Ferris State University and is an Assistant Professor in economics. It is a pleasure having him share what it means when a community like Grand Rapids Michigan had to redefine itself. A great example as we look at buying locally and the Michigan economy

So how does Buying Local effect a manufacturing company in Michigan? We hear it said that we want to protect American jobs or local jobs and keep the money in the local Michigan economy.

What does that mean?

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As the economic conditions change. So it turns out that somewhere else became more productive at an industry. The community digs deep and makes the change. When this happens sometimes thousands of the people lose their jobs and suffered real hardships. BUT, The American spirit and the spirit of Michigan businesses is one where when we get knocked down, we bounce back up. Redefining Grand Rapids in this example is interesting.  Watch and let us know what you think?

Ferris State University is located in Big Rapids, Michigan. For More information on this Buying Local video series contact Dr. Herbert. Be a guest on Buy Local Michigan and share your Michigan business with an affordable video highlighting you, your business and your community – contact Duane at 231-937-5420. Buy Local Michigan is produced by DW Video & Multimedia, where we are telling your story. Copyright 2016

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