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‘If It Stops Moving, Subsidize It’: Michigan Shuts Down 70,000 Firms, Gives Cash To 14,000

There were 70,088 businesses in Michigan that were subject to government-mandated closure at some point in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The state of Michigan gave out $100 million in federal COVID relief money to 14,000 small businesses that year.

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