Mackinac Center President Joseph G. Lehman is cited in the current issue of Dome Magazine in a profile of Doug Rothwell, president and CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan.
Rothwell in the 1990s was president of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and Gov. Rick Snyder, then an Ann Arbor businessman, was the MEDC’s volunteer chairman. The article notes it is “ironic” that Rothwell is now working closely with Gov. Snyder on economic development policies that are far different than what they championed more than a decade ago.
“BLM seems to have acknowledged what the old MEDC wouldn’t or couldn’t — a decade of picking business winners and losers didn’t make Michigan a winner,” Lehman said. “BLM’s support for some labor reforms is most welcome, especially compared to the old MEDC, which wouldn’t even acknowledge Michigan’s uncompetitive union climate.”