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Blown Away By Flawed Research on Jobs Program

Michigan spent millions with little to show for it

… substantial proof. The MEDC needs to be more transparent … did not justify the MEDC s claims: It did not … more

Cut Corporate Welfare to Help Balance State Budget

Tenuous relationship between corporate welfare and economic health

… bureaucracy. The MEDC takes money from many … 2015. Even one of the MEDC s own paid consultants … ineffective. Worse, the MEDC may actually harm … like subsidies. The MEDC hands out such favors. The … more

Pure Michigan: An Economic Development Program That Doesn’t Create Any Development

… the reader that the MEDC has claimed that the … International) hired by the MEDC to measure the program s … quality. It is as if the MEDC were saying to lawmakers … us. Second, MEDC documents obtained by … more

Rumors of Taxpayer Spending

State job funds are expensive and underwhelming

State job funds are expensive and underwhelming


Economic Interference Week

Economic Development Week is no cause for celebration

… the largest of the MEDC s programmatic failures, … benefits. The MEDC s Pure Michigan … helping the economy. The MEDC claims huge returns … taxpayer dollars. The MEDC bureaucrats who run … more

Job Churn Shows Why Targeted Tax Favors Do Not Work

There is constant job loss and creation in the state economy

There is constant job loss and creation in the state economy


MEDC's Priority: Defend Its Budget

When faced with criticism, it's discredit first, read the critique second

… industry. The MEDC's response has been … in this series, the MEDC has granted several … provide evidence that the MEDC s programs are not … contradicted claims by the MEDC and Longwoods that the … more

Pure Flummery: Seeing Double on Corporate Welfare Spin

Pure Michigan ads are attractive corporate welfare

… tourism ads. The MEDC is this state s agency … report it did for the MEDC purports to show a $6.87 … the claim. The MEDC paid almost $150,000 … To the contrary, the MEDC has offered a dubious … more

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