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Jobs today jobs tomorrow plan
Jobs Today, Jobs Tomorrow Plan

A Plan To Transform Michigan’s Economy:

  • Create jobs today

  • Diversify economy to create jobs tomorrow

  • Invest in all our people

Improving our business climate
Improving our Business Climate

  • Resolved $4 billion in budget shortfalls

  • Cut permitting time

  • Made permits available online

  • Signed 59 business tax cuts

    • $600 million tax cut for manufacturers

  • Started “Buy Michigan First”

Connecting workers to today s jobs
Connecting Workers to Today’s Jobs

  • Created the MI Opportunity Partnership

  • Partnership places qualified workers in jobs today

    • Helps others gain the new skills they need to get good paying jobs

Creating jobs today
Creating Jobs Today

  • $3.8 billion Jobs Today Initiative

  • Accelerated 10 years of road and construction projects into a three-year period

  • Put tens of thousands of Michigan citizens to work making Michigan work better

Preparing all students for success
Preparing All Students For Success

  • Goal: double the number of college grads in ten years

  • Invested in early childhood education

  • Fought for record funding for K-12 classrooms

  • Pushed for, signed into law a rigorous core curriculum

  • Legislature must pass a $4,000 New Merit Scholarship Award

  • Citizens must defeat MCRI

Diversifying michigan s economy creating jobs tomorrow
Diversifying Michigan’s Economy, Creating Jobs Tomorrow

  • 21st Century Jobs Fund:

    • Largest investment of any state in economic diversification

    • $2 billion investment in alternative energy, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and homeland security / defense technology

Affordable universal health care
Affordable, Universal Health Care

  • Michigan First Health Care Plan

    • Will make health care more accessible and affordable for everyone, everywhere

    • Will subsidize care for those who can least afford it

    • Will make more affordable health insurance products available to more citizens

    • Will encourage businesses to offer health care insurance to their workers

Plan beginning to pay dividends
Plan Beginning to Pay Dividends

  • Placed 107,000 workers in new jobs through the MI Opportunity Partnership

  • Put 40,000 people to work in the next 3 construction seasons

  • Received more than 500 proposals for 1st round of 21st Century Jobs Fund funding

  • Expanded affordable health care and prescription drug coverage to more than 292,000 people

  • Two investment missions to Japan – convinced 22 companies to create more than 1,000 jobs in Michigan

Plan beginning to pay dividends1
Plan Beginning to Pay Dividends

Businesses Are Choosing Michigan:

  • The Big Three have invested over $9 billion in Michigan

  • Denso is expanding its headquarters in Southfield

  • Advanced Photonix moved from California to Ann Arbor

  • BorgWarner moved its headquarters from Chicago to Auburn Hills

  • Bosch built a new technical center in Plymouth Township

  • Kellogg moved its Keebler headquarters from Illinois to Michigan, creating more than 650 jobs in Battle Creek and Wyoming.

  • Whirlpool is consolidating operations in Michigan from other states, creating more than 400 jobs in Benton Harbor.

  • American Axle chose to keep manufacturing jobs in Detroit rather than send them to Mexico.

Plan beginning to pay dividends2
Plan Beginning to Pay Dividends

  • “One of Best-Managed States” in the nation [Governing Magazine 2005]

  • #1 U.S. Automotive Power Center [Business Facilities Magazine 2005]

  • #9 most competitive tax burden [Laffer Associates State Competitive Environment 2006 State Rankings]

  • #8 competitive business climate, #4 in Corporate Facilities and expansions [Site Selection Magazine 2005]

  • #2 in capital investment [Ernst & Young 2005]

  • Michigan’s business taxes are lower than other 36 states [Council on State Taxation, 2005 rankings]

Plan beginning to pay dividends3
Plan Beginning to Pay Dividends

Michigan Gets Googled:

  • Google To Open Michigan Facility, Hire 1,000[Dow Jones]

  • Google brings in new jobs and hope[Detroit Free Press]

  • Google likely to unleash our area’s imagination[Ann Arbor News]

  • Google to Put a Research Center in Michigan[New York Times]

  • Google's 'hit' on Michigan thrills state, local economy developers[Muskegon Chronicle]

  • Could Google be engine for Mich. Rebound?[Detroit News]

Business marketing campaign

  • Market Michigan To Attract Jobs