MI New Economy
After the once-in-a-century pandemic, Michigan's economy is poised for a once-in-a-generation comeback. Under Governor Whitmer's leadership unemployment is down, surpluses are up, and thanks to the help of President Biden and the American Rescue Plan, Michigan is poised to exit the COVID-19 pandemic by making transformational investments that will leave the state even stronger than when we entered it.
To create a clear vision for our state's future, Governor Whitmer has announced MI New Economy, her vision for a stronger, more resilient, and more equitable State of Michigan. MI New Economy is the Governor's plan to address the structural challenges the state was facing prior to COVID - challenges that intensified during the pandemic. The plan recognizes that a strong economy isn't only about creating jobs, it requires a focus on our state's people and communities as well. That's why MI New Economy has three pillars, with a number of specific and ambitious goals that will help us track progress in our effort to build a stronger and more resilient Michigan.
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Pillar 1: 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.
Pillar 2: 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.
Pillar 3: 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.