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Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe announces Buy Missouri Week 2023


Today, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe announced the annual statewide Buy Missouri Week will be held from Saturday, October 14, through Saturday, October 21, 2023. Associated Industries of Missouri helped start the program. As designated by the Missouri Legislature, Buy Missouri Week encourages citizens to support the men and women who create, produce, grow, manufacture, distribute, promote, and sell goods made in Missouri.


“We encourage Missourians to shop local every day, but especially during Buy Missouri Week,” Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe said. “When we Buy Missouri, we are creating jobs, investing in entrepreneurship, and keeping our hard-earned dollars in the local economy.”


The Buy Missouri economic development initiative was created by then Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson in 2017. In 2018, Senate Bill 891, establishing Buy Missouri Week, was signed into law after being sponsored by then Senator Mike Kehoe and receiving overwhelming bipartisan support in both legislative chambers. Associated Industries of Missouri helped secure passage of that legislation and provided some essential assistance in the early days of the program.


"Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) believes the Buy Missouri program helps Missouri consumers support Missouri-made products," said Ray McCarty, president and CEO of AIM. "When consumers know that the products they purchase help support their state and local economy, we believe they will choose Missouri products. That is the value of the program: helping Missourians support fellow Missourians."


“We are proud to celebrate Buy Missouri Week and highlight the many companies that produce incredible products right here in Missouri,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Seeing how far the Buy Missouri program has come in promoting, growing, and supporting Missouri businesses and manufacturers is a testament to the leadership of Lt. Governor Kehoe, and we thank him and all Buy Missouri members for their continued commitment to the program.”


Visit BuyMissouri.net and follow @BuyMissouri on social media for more information.

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