Courtesy of Office of Missouri Lieutenant Governor
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Since its creation in 2018, the Buy Missouri Program has highlighted and actively promoted Missouri businesses that manufacture products in Missouri. Recently the program reached a milestone by enrolling its three-hundredth business member.
“We are proud and excited to share that Buy Missouri membership continues to grow,” said Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe. “This program provides the opportunity to recognize and promote Missouri-made products. The Buy Missouri Program, which began with the vision of then Lieutenant Governor Parson, continues to grow because of the dedication and efforts of the 300+ members whose hard work supports and strengthens the state’s economy.”
To be eligible for membership in the Buy Missouri program, at least 51% of a company’s product must be manufactured in-state. Buy Missouri, by the numbers, equates to 305 members enrolled, 81 total counties reached, with 13,185 individuals employed, providing nearly $400 million in salaries to Missourians.
“The importance of shopping and buying local has been highlighted by COVID-19 pandemic,” Kehoe said. “When we Buy Missouri, we support our friends and neighbors. Doing so will be even more critical in the coming weeks and months.”
For a complete listing of Buy Missouri members, go to www.buymissouri.net or Facebook and Twitter.