Buy Locally

University Services encourages purchasing goods and services from local suppliers whenever possible.

Michigan State University was the first university to partner with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Pure Michigan Business Connect to increase spend in Michigan. The university has committed that at least half of its spend is in Michigan. For more information visit MiSpartan Impact.

Buying Locally

What Qualifies as "Local"?

Though no universal standard definition exists today for buying locally, Purchasing typically considers purchases made within Michigan to be local. Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin are considered regionally local.

Note that buying a product from a local supplier does not necessarily mean it was produced locally—tracing a particular product back to its manufacturer is often difficult. Buying locally is one consideration of many in understanding our environmental footprint.