Economy
12:16 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Michigan's Best campaign expands

Some grocery store shelves are being filled with more Michigan-made products. Grand Rapids based Spartan Stores recently expanded its Michigan’s Best program by stocking more Michigan products in more stores. Spartan Stores started the Michigan’s Best campaign in 2009 to stimulate local businesses and farms. Alan Hartline is an executive at Spartan Stores. He says the campaign is great for Michigan.

"There’s been a lot of hype around the local Michigan economy and the economic headwinds have been much stronger than other parts of the United States," Hartline said.

Hartline says Michigan’s Best product sales are proof that people will support the local economy.

- Amelia Carpenter - Michigan Radio Newsroom