Lt. Gov. Mike Parson’s campaign to promote Missouri businesses continues, and now your company can enroll in the “Buy Missouri” program.
The program will actively recognize and promote Missouri-made products, services, and businesses through a variety of activities, such as community events, entertainment attractions, and trade shows designed to promote tourism and economic development. Those who voluntarily register to be part of the Buy Missouri program can use the specially designed logo for their products or display in their businesses to help consumers identify and buy local. This designation will help increase awareness of Missouri-made products, and Parson believes Missourians will prefer to buy these local products over other options.
“Our state has hundreds of quality products, and deserve the recognition that Buy Missouri can bring them,” Lt. Gov. Parson said. “This kind of project has never been done on this scale in our state’s history, and we believe by promoting Missouri products ranging from barbecue sauce to windows to pet food, our economy will be strengthened. This is a win-win for Missouri manufacturers and consumers alike.”
Enroll your business in Buy Missouri by visiting https://form.jotform.com/buymissouri/buy-missouri-business-enrollment-fo.
Meanwhile, Sen. Mike Kehoe’s piggyback proposal, Senate Bill 891, which would designate the week beginning the second Saturday in October as “Buy Missouri Week,” was scheduled for a hearing in the House Special Committee on Small Business at this writing. Sen. Kehoe has noted that his bill is “somewhat about marketing,” serving to provide another mention of Missouri-made products to consumers and putting the concept before people in another way.
NFIB/MD State Director Brad Jones is supportive of both the larger campaign and SB 891. “This bill shines a bright light on Missouri businesses,” he told the Fulton Sun. “Whether we produce them, grow them, put them together, sell them here in the state of Missouri, I agree with what Sen. Kehoe said. I think this is a great marketing opportunity for the state of Missouri, to really show what we do in this state—which is a lot.”