Our Great Lakes State has made a proud and remarkable comeback. But Michigan is still 300,000 jobs below peak employment before the Great Recession hit hard and ranks just 33rd in per capita income. Beyond that, neighboring states Ohio and Indiana and southern states like South Carolina and Kentucky have improved too and are out-hustling and outspending us 7 to 1 in job attraction efforts.
We’ve got to do whatever it takes to grow more and better jobs right here at home. That includes making sure Michigan has basic but essential economic development and jobs attraction tool it needs to compete – a simple but potent tax incentive that’s transparent, doesn’t pick winners and losers and only pays out if jobs are created. One that will help grow our communities and grow our families’ paychecks.
BLM viewpoint: The Good Jobs for Michigan proposal will do just that. This soon-to-be introduced legislation will make sure Michigan can compete with anyone and win large-scale projects with good-paying jobs.
We encourage you to get involved today. Let your legislators know that you support this important legislation. We can’t afford to let other states lure away businesses that should be coming to Michigan. Michigan can no longer afford to be the only state besides Alaska with a corporate income tax – without a program to attract large projects.