A company called Suniva Inc. received millions of dollars in federal subsidies, plus some local and state ones, but in March still closed its solar cell manufacturing facility in Saginaw Township after three years. How much did the company rely on federal money? Its first sale in Michigan was to the Washtenaw Food Hub in Ann Arbor. To offset some of the cost of buying the Suniva solar cells, the organization used a $115,829 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Both ends of the deal were subsidized by the federal government.

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