Economic Development

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

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

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

Michigan Tax Reform Signed

Changes will make Michigan more competetive

The Michigan Business Tax will soon be no more. … more

GlobalWatt Sells Someone Else’s Solar Panels – on eBay

Just in time to brighten the holidays, GlobalWatt, a Saginaw-based solar panel manufacturer, is selling five solar panels on the popular auction website, eBay. But GlobalWatt did not make the panels. A company in India did. … more

Tear Down This 'Film Industry' Facade

Ending the handouts would send a signal that this state is done playing games with ephemeral and failed "economic development" programs, and instead will focus on a real economic growth agenda, including across-the-board tax relief, labor law changes and other regulatory reforms. … more

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