I found this recommendation via CharlieCurve on Twitter this afternoon. It's a list of personal recommendations of southeast Michigan businesses at the Motor City Connect forums. There is a lot of neat stuff that, being a southwest Michigan resident, I had no idea existed. For instance, did you know you can get a belt made from a genuine Cadillac seatbelt?
Also, there is a store called Mezzanine that, while similar to Ikea, has much higher quality wares for sale (think - no particle board furniture).
It's a really neat conversation over at Motor City Connect that makes me wonder if there are other conversations going on across the entire state.
Two other places to go in search of Michigan companies and their great products are -
If you know of any other sites or forums where folks are promoting great Michigan based businesses let me know about them in the comments section.