Week of March 31 – April 13, 2008
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Film Incentive Package
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Granholm Says New Film Incentives Set Stage for Good-paying, Long-term Jobs for Michigan Workers

Granholm Announces Second 21st Century Jobs Fund Competition to Diversify Michigan's Economy, Create Jobs

Governor Granholm Signs Bills Creating New Tools to Attract Jobs; Part of Stimulus Package to Grow Economy

Governor Granholm Signs Film Incentive Package, Sets Stage for Growing Industry in Michigan

Governor Granholm Says Great Start Grants totaling $780,000 Will Focus on Early Childhood Development and Care

Governor Granholm Signs Bills Protecting Consumers from Mortgage Fraud, Unfair Lending Practices

National Governors Association Urges Federal Government to Take Swift Action to Help Homeowners, Communities

Governor Granholm Signs Legislation to Help Citizens Threatened With Mortgage Foreclosure

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New Film Incentives Set Stage for Good-paying, Long-term Jobs for Michigan Workers: Part of overall economic stimulus package

The 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.

> more information
> Michigan Film Office


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