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Post Labor Day Weekend Good Time for Tourism Talk

Lots to discuss with unofficial end of summer season

… wrote an email to the MEDC about a Mackinac Center … brief and from the MEDC’s secretive consultant. … derived. He and the MEDC are basically saying, … indicated that the MEDC was going to seek competitive … more

Return of the Mega Subsidy

Corporate welfare still demonstrably ineffective

Corporate welfare still demonstrably ineffective more

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

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