Economic Development

An Evaluation of Michigan's 21st Century Jobs Fund

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Economic Interference Week

Economic Development Week is no cause for celebration

Economic Development Week is no cause for celebration … more

College Grads Attracted to Opportunity Before Bike Lanes

To increase college grads, increase opportunities for all … more

Republicans Backtracking on Previous Good Tax Work

More holes in the tax code with data center deal

Shooting more holes in the tax code with data center deal … more

The MEDC’s Pure Michigan Puffery: Part II

Reforms could make agency more credible

Reforms could make agency more creditable … more

Will Republicans Backtrack on Corporate Welfare Cuts?

Many economic development programs receive bipartisan support

Many economic development programs receive bipartisan support … more

So Long Film Subsidies

Other 'economic development' programs should be next

Other economic development programs should be next … more

Michigan's Economic Recovery More Than Just the Auto Industry

Non-auto manufacturing has made a huge comeback … more

Pure Michigan Scare Tactics

MEDC deploys 'Washington Monument syndrome'

MEDC deploys 'Washington Monument syndrome' … more

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