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State Tourism Subsidies Unnecessary, Ineffective and Unfair

… should embarrass the MEDC, the state’s jobs department. … by Longwoods and the MEDC. In April, Reps. … more

Evidence? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Evidence, Imply Tourism Officials

Tourism officials make claims they can’t support

… promotion. The MEDC has repeatedly hired … those claims . The MEDC, meanwhile, is perfectly … secretiveness. In other words, the MEDC and its contractors … effectiveness. Contrast the Longwoods and MEDC secretiveness with the … more

Dear House Tax Committee: Pure Michigan Return on Investment Not Validated

State Rep. Jim Tedder asks the right question

… top official at the MEDC can’t provide an answer … calculated, which the MEDC knows and seems perfectly … comfortable with (or, if MEDC officials do know, they … study ” for which the MEDC paid a different contractor … more

What’s Old is New Again: Another Subsidy Program Being Considered by Legislature

Good for politicians and well-connected businesses, bad for Michigan

… benefits.” Similarly, the MEDC also pays a consultant … reports. Nevertheless, MEDC bureaucrats implicitly … salaries involved, the MEDC also uses sophisticated … produced by and for the MEDC are basically empty … more

Secretive Bidder Wins Pure Michigan Contract Over Transparent One

Auditor General, not MEDC, should hire reviews of corporate welfare programs

… of its proposal. The MEDC has a reputation for … should strip from the MEDC the right to review … Pure Michigan. The MEDC has appeared perfectly … apparently unaware of the MEDC’s reputation for preferring … more

Michigan Already Awash in Business Subsidies

Lawmakers should reject latest proposal for more

Lawmakers should reject latest proposal for more more

Legislators Who Promote Transparency Should Start by Disclosing Corporate Welfare Deals

MEDC secrecy patronizes lawmakers and public

… more sunshine. The MEDC is the state’s department … bureaucracy. The failure of MEDC programs to create … its records secret. MEDC officials routinely … recommended before, the MEDC should be shut down … more

Real Economy Creates 81 Jobs For Every 1 Promised by Business Subsidy Program

And don't look too hard at the record of those promises

Broad improvements to the business climate help more than special subsidies more

What Happens When the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Ends?

State could save millions by stopping ineffective subsidies

… development policies. The MEDC is an “interlocal agency,” … development programs, the MEDC ought to go away. There … agency do it. The MEDC is not a third party … agreement with the MEDC to delineate each party’s … more

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