Economic Development

So Long Film Subsidies

Other 'economic development' programs should be next

Other economic development programs should be next … more

Gov. Rick Snyder Signs Bill Ending Film Subsidies

State has granted over $450 million in corporate welfare for the movie industry since 2008

State has granted over $450 million in corporate welfare for the movie industry since 2008 … more

A Look Back at Michigan's Battery Subsidies

Mackinac Center policy analysts discuss A123

Mackinac Center policy analysts discuss A123 … more

House Republicans Should be Applauded for Trying to Cut ‘21st Century Jobs Fund’

The program has been a repeated failure

The 21st Century Jobs fund has repeatedly failed in its objectives, and any efforts to cut it would be positive. … more

A History of Corporate Welfare Failure: Mackinac Center Testimony in the Michigan House

"The truth is these are mostly political development programs, not economic development programs." … more

LaFaive Cited in Bloomberg Businessweek

Corporate welfare stretches back decades. … more

Citizens, Investors and Legislative Circus Poodles

We all pay a price when government treats investors, entrepreneurs and households as circus poodles made to jump through hoops in order to collect selective tax-break or subsidy "biscuits" handed out at the whim and discretion of bureaucrats and legislators. … more

Blown Away by Former Detroit Mayor James Cavanagh's Ghost

As Detroit and the rest of Michigan look forward to 2010 and beyond, it might be wise to look back at what economics lessons the experience of the past half-century may provide to guide our future choices. … more

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