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Bonfire of the Bureaucratic Vanities

MEDC should publicize its failures, too

… to our state,” then-MEDC president Michael Finney … recommending this loan, the MEDC also supported, in the … that didn’t stop the MEDC from recommending in … perform as expected, the MEDC should issue a press … more

MEDC Is a Moth to a Failure Flame

Suniva bankruptcy lights up program shortcomings

… recommendation of the MEDC, a “photovoltaic credit” … more

State Corporate Welfare Agency Picks Winners That Turn Out To Be Losers

Program officials subsidize Cherry Growers, Inc., company goes bankrupt

… City. In 2012, the MEDC recommended that Cherry … "profit-participation." The MEDC projected at the time … president and CEO of the MEDC, used a press release … “winner” picked by the MEDC has since closed and … more

State’s MBDP Job Creation Claims an Inconvenient Fiction

Just because government says its effective doesn’t mean it is

… spokesperson for the MEDC said that at least eight … amended. In the MSF-MEDC fiscal 2016 report to … more

Bills Would Ban Keeping Taxpayer Handouts To Corporations Secret

A handful of companies are getting billions, but citizens are forbidden to know who or how much

… 15-year existence, the MEDC did disclose which companies … February 2015, the MEDC valued General Motor’s … more

MEDC Downplayed Pure Michigan Return On Investment Claims? Oh Really

Secretive numbers used in claims have headlined many tales told to reporters and lawmakers

… a comment from the MEDC. David Lorenz is … used wisely. The MEDC recently ended its relationship … 2010, Longwoods and the MEDC were claiming just … The company and the MEDC refuse to divulge the … more

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