January 18, 2017
9:01 am

Manufacturing's Plan for Michigan

More than 600,000 men and women in Michigan are engaged in the world of manufacturing...a large contingent right here in Michigan's Great Southwest. The employers of those men and women -- the manufacturing community of Michigan -- are responsible for fully one fifth of the gross state product of the state of Michigan. They hold a significant voice in the development of state policy and have released today their blueprint for what they hope will be the ongoing drive to build on the manufacturing-driven economic recovery of our state.

The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) has today released Manufacturing's Plan for Michigan. The legislative and regulatory agenda provides a clear blueprint for fostering a more competitive manufacturing sector during the 2017-2018 Legislative Session and bolstering Michigan’s long-term economic recovery.

Chuck Hadden is President & CEO of the MMA. He says, “Our state is experiencing incredible momentum; leading the nation in new manufacturing job growth while enjoying the lowest unemployment rate of the last 15 years — but more needs to be done.” He adds, “We need continuous improvement to meet the competitive challenges in an ever-evolving global market.”

Manufacturing’s Plan for Michigan provides specific policy suggestions in seven key issue areas for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, including:
 
  • Tax Policy
  • Workforce Development Policy
  • Talent Development
  • Energy Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Health Care Policy
  • Regulatory Policy

Mike Johnston is Vice President of Government Affairs for the MMA. He says, “As manufacturers create jobs, invest in new technologies and expand their Michigan footprint, the entire state will benefit.” Johnston adds, “We look forward to continuing to work with the Snyder Administration, members of the Legislature, agency representatives and local leaders to build on the success of recent years.”

The MMA is supported by leading job creators, manufacturers large and small, located across the state.
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