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MEGA Grant Requests: What Companies Say

Source: Michigan Economic Development Corporation; calculations by Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Companies that seek state Single Business Tax credits must apply to the state-sponsored Michigan Economic Growth Authority and explain why they may choose not to locate or expand in Michigan. The chart above summarizes the reasons companies have listed in MEGA applications filed between April 1995 (MEGA’s inception) and December 2005.

Data collated by Mackinac Center Director of Fiscal Policy Michael D. LaFaive and research assistant James M. Hohman.