MI economic development still ducks questions on job creation

By Jack Spencer | Michigan Capitol Confidential

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the state’s corporate welfare and promotional arm, is still ducking direct questions about job creation.

When Gov. Jennifer Granholm was in office, the MEDC dodged questions about the job creation numbers it claimed on behalf of the taxpayer subsidized businesses it promoted. Instead of giving “yes” or “no” answers to reporters, policy researchers and even lawmakers, the MEDC typically responded by sending data or pointing to websites that were supposed to present answers.

With that, those seeking answers from the MEDC were, in essence, being told to figure out the answers for themselves.

In his first State of the State Address, Gov. Rick Snyder promised the people of Michigan a greater degree of transparency.

Read more at Michigan Capitol Confidential.

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