Hohman on Film Incentives

Price tag of $500 million for no industry growth

Assistant Director of Fiscal Policy James Hohman is quoted by the Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press, Lansing State Journal, Livingston Daily, WLNS, and HometownLife.com on the ineffectiveness of Michigan’s film incentive program. The House Tax Policy committee continues to debate a bill that would repeal the film incentive program.

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The state has spent $500 million on the film subsidies and is authorized to spend another $50 million in the current fiscal year. Over the seven years of the program’s existence, the state has gained no permanent film industry jobs.

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