The Washington Examiner and San Jose Mercury News both recently cited Mike LaFaive, director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, about the need for transparency within government-run economic development programs.

LaFaive has addressed this issue before, including in a policy brief titled "MEGA, the MEDC and the Loss of Sunshine." Other Center analysts have written about the problem, including here and here.

"It has been our experience that this (Michigan development) corporation has dug in its heels and thrown up a Berlin Wall around itself to prevent information from escaping," LaFaive told the newspapers.

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Recent problems with transparency at the MEDC include RASCO, Hangar42 and GlobalWatt.

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