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Monday, July 27th 2009 to Saturday, August 1st 2009
Downtown Northville and Buy Michigan Now are throwing a weeklong party to celebrate and promote Michigan businesses and revitalize the state’s economy. The celebration is in conjunction with a proclamation issued by the governor designating the week of July 27th as Buy Michigan Week. In the proclamation, governor Granholm states, “I encourage all residents of this state to take advantage of the many great products and services that the state of Michigan has to offer by buying Michigan first.”

There will be plenty of opportunity to do just that in Northville, as participating organizations within the festival will be Michigan-based. Vendors and exhibitors will be on hand throughout the week to describe services, offer tastings, demonstrate their products, and sell. Weekdays have been themed to draw special attention to specific emerging industries and opportunities. Several educational seminars are also scheduled and detailed descriptions of those events will be released soon.

Monday – Going Green in the Eco-Peninsula
Michigan is positioning itself to emerge as a leader in the fields of renewable energy, alternative fuels, and protecting our environment. Events on Monday will explore the potential economic impact of this expanding industry as well as helping consumers to go green and save green.

Tuesday – Family, Fun, and Food
Building pride, and local buying habits, from an early age will help Michigan thrive for years to come so Tuesday is dedicated to inspiring the next generation.

Wednesday – Wellness Wednesday
A healthy, productive population leads to a stable economy and Wednesday is all about health, wealth, and fitness.

Thursday – Creating Commerce
Michigan’s booming agricultural industry will be showcased at the Northville Farmers’ Market. Additionally, since the new Michigan will emerge with a much more diversified economy, Thursday is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and professionals strengthen their skills across a wide variety of industries.

Friday – Cultivating a Creative Economy
The state has long been known for its deep well of artistic talent, and now, more than ever, creativity is having a definitive economic impact. Friday’s events put a spotlight on the arts and kick-off a weekend full of fun.

Saturday & Sunday – Made in Michigan Exploration & Celebration
The week culminates with a showcase of Michigan talent, innovation, and products that is a celebration of our community and a brighter, greener economic landscape.

Downtown Northville, Michigan