Michigan State University (MSU) Product Center – Food, Ag, Bio and Meijer combined their efforts and talents to support Michigan small businesses through a Made in Michigan initiative that launched Jan. 29. You may have noticed the Made in Michigan displays at your local Meijer store. Meijer is featuring 49 Michigan-made grocery items in 33 of its stores. Twenty-two Michigan vendors who are clients of the Product Center produce the items. The Product Center assisted Meijer with vendor selection and assisted the vendors with selecting the right food protocols and supply chain procedures.
The initiative helps support Michigan small businesses and the entrepreneurs who create their products here in Michigan with ingredients such as Michigan cherries, blueberries and honey. Customers have the opportunity to buy locally, supporting and strengthening our state’s economy.
In addition to working on the Made in Michigan initiative, the Product Center assists start-ups with new products and helps existing companies to grow. Established in Spring 2003 with funds from MSU Extension and the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station (now AgBioResearch), the Product Center is led by Chris Peterson.
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