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Michigan House Wise to Shift Corporate Welfare Spending to Roads

Programs shown to be ineffective and wasteful

… literature on the subject of MEDC-type programs. The authors … department like the MEDC encourages corporate … more

Would Ford Leave Michigan if Not for a Handout from the State?

… agreement in 2010, the MEDC reported that Ford had … currently. That means the MEDC is taking credit for … seem likely, did the MEDC really "retain" every … more

The Problem of Corporate Welfare

… changed . It s true that the MEDC is better than in years … more

House Road Plan Leaves Plenty of Money for Pure Michigan Campaign

Threats that plan to fix roads jeopardizes state's tourism campaign is a red herring

… is overseen by the MEDC. That claim is unwarranted. The MEDC budget is $400 million … funding would be if the MEDC itself - which has … possibly most popular MEDC program. The fact that … more

State's Corporate Welfare Agency Takes Credit for Creating Jobs in Good Times ... and Bad

Michigan Economic Development Corporation oversaw the worst job losses in history

… state budget," the MEDC s James C. Epolito … administrative figures, from MEDC CEO Steve Arwood to … working. The MEDC was created in April … first 17 months of the MEDC s existence. In the … more

State Tourism Spending Ineffective

… resources. The MEDC is trying to halt a … is possible that the MEDC may find a way to shift … more

How Michigan Can Pay for its Roads Without a Tax Increase

Over $1.5 billion in savings

… Development Corporation (MEDC) : $230 million The … future. Just cutting the MEDC s current operating … the most ineffective MEDC programs. The $50 million … currently supports the MEDC. It should be redirected … more

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