Buy Michigan Now was founded on the simple principle that if we all made more of an effort to keep our money close to home, we would strengthen our state’s economy. When you become a member, your dollars help us convey that message across the state. In addition, Buy Michigan Now member benefits help companies become more profitable through Marketing, Events, Discounts, and Resources.


All organizations and artists that are based in Michigan are invited to join Buy Michigan Now. To be considered Michigan-based, an organization or artist must meet one of the following four criteria:

  • Operates entirely in Michigan: Organizations who select this criterion operate no physical locations outside the state of Michigan. None of the products made by the entity are produced outside of the state. They are not a franchise or affiliate of an entity that is headquartered outside of the state. They may have out of state clients and/or representatives working on their behalf to sell outside of the state. Franchises whose corporate headquarters are in Michigan should select this criterion. Local chapters of national nonprofits and associations serving Michigan communities only, may also designate this criteria.

  • Headquartered in Michigan with additional operations outside the state: Organizations whose publicly recognized headquarters is in Michigan, should designate this criterion. Multi-national organizations with their American headquarters in Michigan also qualify, as do subsidiaries that are headquartered within the state.

  • Michigan-owned franchise or affiliate—some fees or revenue paid out of state: This criterion includes any business (franchise, affiliate, dealer, practice, etc.) that is owned entirely by Michigan residents, but has a publicly recognized relationship with an out of state company. That relationship may include branding, licensing fees, and/or a portion of the revenue being due to the out of state entity.

  • Artist, author, or musician that resides in Michigan: This criterion exists to support the work of artists who are creating within the state, but may not be legally set-up as an entity. Individuals or collaborative groups of individuals operating under one name (e.g. bands), who all reside within the state of Michigan full-time, may join using this criterion. If the artist operates a registered business selling his/her work, they are asked to join as the business entity instead, using one of the other criteria.

Member Levels

Membership levels are based on the number of locations a business operates in Michigan, rather than the number of employees.

Lake Erie ($100) – Individual artist membership
Lake Ontario ($100) – Organizations with 1 location in Michigan
Lake Huron ($150) – Organizations with 2-10 locations in Michigan
Lake Michigan ($200) – Organizations with 11-50 locations in Michigan and those seeking additional benefits
Lake Superior ($300) – Organizations with more than 50 locations in Michigan and those seeking maximum benefits
American Heroes ($0) – It is our pleasure to offer veterans and active military who own a business, or are artists in Michigan, a complimentary membership.
BMN Partners (TBD) – We couldn’t run this campaign without the financial support, resources and talents of incredible partners. To learn more about becoming a Partner as a financial sponsor or in-kind service provider, contact us via email at

Associates ($0): We believe strongly in supporting new and fledgling organizations, so any Michigan-based entity may join our Directory as an Associate at no cost. Associates do not receive the same benefits as Members. We highly recommend becoming a Member when able. View comparison chart.