This article appeared in the September 2017 issue of the Georgia's Cities newspaper.
Gov. Nathan Deal presented the “Buy from GA Month” proclamation to 70 members of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance on July 17 for the fourth year in a row. The proclamation promotes Georgia manufacturers and the goods they produce.
“Studies show that the average consumer cannot name three things that are made in their state,” said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. “This year we launched a new tool that helps connect the general consumer to products manufactured in Georgia—www. BuyFromGA.com.”
This website features more than 800 items that are manufactured in Georgia state and consumers can purchase these products via this site using their Amazon account.
“Our team has dedicated resources to filter through the millions of products listed on Amazon, and this site highlights only products that are manufactured in Georgia and supports Georgia jobs,” said Moss. “Based on the rapid shift of consumers away from retail shopping, we developed the www.BuyFromGeorgia. com website. Since Amazon is the most successful and trusted online resource, shoppers who purchase through the www.BuyFromGeorgia.com website receive all of the benefits of shopping through Amazon while supporting jobs and manufacturers in Georgia.”
Over 380,000 people are employed in the 9,500 manufacturing facilities in Georgia.
“Thousands of jobs are directly impacted as a result of educating consumers about the importance of buying Georgia made products,” said Moss.
Some of the featured www.BuyFromGeorgia.com products include Brawny Paper Towels, Bridgestone Golf Balls, Claxton Fruit Cakes, Clorox, Duracell Batteries, Hammermill Copy Paper, Husqvarna Lawn Mowers, Kumho Tires, HON Office Furniture, Okabashi Shoes, Primo Grills, Savannah Bee Honey, Serta Mattresses, Pine-Sol, Quilted Northern Tissue, Wrigleys Gum and Zoom Fishing Baits.
The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance is a membership-based industry organization founded in 2008 to support Georgia’s manufacturing community. The alliance provides monthly plant tours, educational sessions, tradeshows, and unique networking opportunities designed to help make profitable business connections for its members. To learn more about the organization, membership and upcoming events, call 770-338-0051 or visit www.GeorgiaManufacturingAlliance.com
Participate in the Buy from Georgia Challenge
Georgia’s cities, are you up for the challenge? Find below the two ways to participate:
- All GMA members are challenged to visit the www.BuyFromGeorgia.com website and purchase supplies for your city.
- Submit products that are made in your community to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for inclusion on this new website.