MI New Economy
Gov. Whitmer has a goal to increase the number of working-age adults with a skill certificate or college degree from 45% today to 60% by 2030. A strong state - and a strong economy - requires a concentration of talented people who are prepared to compete in a modern workforce and solve future challenges. Sixty by 30 seeks to build a better Michigan in three ways: increase opportunity for all Michiganders and give residents greater access to the education and skills that create opportunities for better jobs and bigger paychecks; close the skills gap that challenges the success of our businesses and our state's prosperity; and make Michigan more competitive for inclusive economic growth.
ALICE - Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, is a new way of defining and understanding the struggles of households that earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to afford a bare-bones household budget. Every person who has a job should be able to earn enough to make ends meet and to lift families above the ALICE threshold we have to put more money into the hands of working people. In addition to raising incomes, we must decrease the costs that put stress of family budgets such as childcare, broadband and housing.