Film Incentives Set Stage for Good-paying, Long-term Jobs for Michigan
Workers: Part of overall economic stimulus package
most aggressive film incentive program in the nation signed into
law last week will result in more films being shot on location in
Michigan and set the stage to grow an industry that will provide
good-paying, long-term jobs for Michigan workers.
The film industry is
the second largest high-tech, high-paying, non-polluting industry
in the world and generates more than $50 billion in direct domestic
economic activity each year. While other economic development incentives
take years to reap benefits, the film industry can give Michigan’s
economy an immediate shot in the arm.
Each year, the
Michigan Film Office averages six scripts from companies interested
in filming in Michigan. Today, nearly 80 scripts are being reviewed
from companies interested in doing business in Michigan.
Soon Hollywood will know what we already know – that Michigan
has a strong workforce, a strong work ethic, and great locations.