Economic Development

State Tourism Spending Ineffective

For every $1 spent, hotel industry gets one penny … more

Mackinac Expert Talks Film Incentives on NPR

No full-time jobs were created as a result of this corporate welfare

No full-time jobs were created as a result of this corporate welfare … more

Pure Michigan Scare Tactics

MEDC deploys 'Washington Monument syndrome'

MEDC deploys 'Washington Monument syndrome' … 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

Michigan Adds, Loses Thousands of Jobs

More proof corporate welfare doesn't work

More proof corporate welfare doesn't work. … more

The End of Hollywood Corporate Welfare?

Legislators look to fix budget overspending

Legislators look to fix budget overspending. … more

Department Reorganization is New Wine in Old Skin

Corporate welfare doesn’t work, reorganizing won't fix it

Corporate welfare doesn’t work, reorganizing won't fix it … more

A Uniquely Overqualified Candidate

LaFaive's satirical cover letter for MEDC job

LaFaive's satirical cover letter for MEDC job. … more

Right-to-Work Should be Judged on Economic Data

Corporate welfare inquiries not a good barometer of success

Corporate welfare inquiries not a good barometer of success. … more

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