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Our data driven governor whiffs yet again

by: Eric B.

Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 18:27:46 PM EST


Smell the relentless positive action.

Michigan also has become a less attractive state for new investment, according to Site Selection magazine's annual business climate survey, which shows that Michigan fell from 15th place in 2011 to 23rd this year.

Business Leaders for Michigan noted that Michigan's new corporate income tax was viewed as "slightly more negative than the MBT" by Site Selection "due to the loss of tax credits and incentives for larger businesses. The ranking reflects how attractive a state is for large corporate investments rather than its entrepreneurial environment."

In addition to losing jobs, we're also becoming less attractive to business investment. On top of that, the lost revenue has meant cutting money that cities use to make themselves more livable and attractive to talent, which last year 'round this time benevolent overlord Rick Michigan told anyone who stood still around him was the key to growing a prosperous economy.

Eric B. :: Our data driven governor whiffs yet again
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Sure but... (0.00 / 0)
he managed to screw the teacher's union, so that makes up for it.

This reminds me (0.00 / 0)
Governor Granholm was pushing a reform of the MBT that the Michigan Chamber of Commerce agreed would be a huge improvement and was revenue nuetral.  Republicans would not let it pass because they did not want her to have a success, and likely had a plan of their own similar to what Rick Michigan signed.  I wonder where we would be today if Granholm got her way.

You have no idea how screwed up MEDC is. (0.00 / 0)
They spent boodles to "reinvent" the Michigan Talent Bank, and  its been one big disaster.  Everybody hates the replacement, particularly employers.  

The arrogance and ignorance of this administration is surpassed by none.  They came in full of disdain for government and public service.   Rules?  Laws?  Feds?  He think he was elected Chairman of the Board instead of Governor.    



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