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Lawmaker says Pure Michigan materials should be made in Michigan

Pure Michigan
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LANSING (WKZO) -- Eyebrows were raised this month when it was revealed that Pure Michigan travel guides -- intended to draw people into the state for tourism -- are actually being put together in Iowa, and that's got some lawmakers talking. State Senator John Proos says that he thinks the Michigan Economic Development Corporation ought to be doing more to get in-state businesses a piece of the Pure Michigan action.

He says he hopes that next year, a Michigan based company can be found to put the entirety of the guides together.

A spokesperson for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation says that the Pure Michigan guides are made by Des Moines-based Midwest Living magazine simply because they offered the best deal. The pages themselves, though, are printed in Michigan.