'Green Energy' Companies Awarded $231 Million Created Just 44 Full-Time Jobs

In 2008, the state of Michigan gave $43 million in subsidies to six energy-related companies, part of then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s attempt to make the state the “green energy capital” of North America.

As of Sept. 30, 2013, those six companies had created just 44 full-time positions, according to state reports. The original projections were for the grants to create 995 jobs by 2012. The companies also were awarded $188 million in federal money.

ForTheRecord says: Michigan taxpayers paid $977,272 per green energy job, not including the federal money.