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MI New Economy

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MI New Economy

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MI New Economy has successfully built on the state’s economic momentum by making progress towards aggressive goals for state government through transformative proposals. Governor Whitmer’s economic initiatives have taken advantage of the once-in-a-generation opportunity to remake Michigan's future to grow the middle class, support small businesses, and invest in our communities. The plan has resulted in better jobs, better skills, more people re-entering the labor force and more people staying in Michigan and moving to Michigan. It has resulted in a new economy, a better economy, one that expands economic opportunity and prosperity for all.

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Message from the Governor

Governor Whitmer

Gov Whitmer Celebrates One Year Anniversary of MI New Economy

Gov. Whitmer joined the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) to celebrate the one-year anniversary of MI New Economy, her vision to expand economic opportunity and prosperity for all Michiganders. The plan, unveiled last year at the Mackinac Policy Conference, sets ambitious, achievable metrics to grow the middle class, support businesses, and invest in communities.

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Three Pillars to Building MI New Economy

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Grow the Middle Class

No economic vision for the state can be complete if it doesn't focus on eliminating poverty and lifting families into the middle class. 

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Support Small Business

To supplement the great economic development work our state already does, Michigan needs a focus on creating and growing more Main Street businesses.

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Build Strong Communities

Michigan's residents deserve to live in vibrant communities with the kinds of services and amenities associated with a high standard of living.

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