Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) Board

The MEGA Board was created by P.A. 24 of 1995 and has the broad authority to promote economic growth and job creation and to redevelop brownfield sites in Michigan. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) serves as staff to the MEGA Board and administers the activities and programs. This 8 member MEGA Board has the following responsibilities:
  • Approve and authorize High-Tech / High-Wage and Standard / Rural MEGA Tax credits
  • Approve and authorize Retention MEGA Tax credits  
  • Approve and authorize Anchor Jobs and Anchor District credits
  • Approve and authorize Federal Procurement Contracting credits
  • Approve and authorize Brownfield Redevelopment MBT Tax credits
  • Approve and authorize the use of school operating taxes for non-environmental Brownfield Tax Increment Financing

 

 Click here to access the MEGA homepage and meeting information

 

Statute

 

Act 24 of 1995

 

Members

 

Andy Dillion, Chairperson*
State Treasurer
Michigan Department of Treasury

 

Tim Herman

Represents persons not employed by this state and having knowledge, skill, and experience in the academic, business, local government, labor, or financial fields

Term expires 4/18/13

 

Cullen DuBose
President & CEO
First City Corporation

Represents persons not employed by this state and having knowledge, skill, and experience in the academic, business, local government, labor, or financial fields

Term expires 4/18/13

 

Michael Finney*
President and CEO
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

 

Steve Hilfinger*
Director
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

 

Mike Jackson
Executive Board
Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights

Represents persons not employed by this state and having knowledge, skill, and experience in the academic, business, local government, labor, or financial fields

Term expires 4/18/15

 

Bill Martin
CEO
Michigan Association of Realtors

Represents persons not employed by this state and having knowledge, skill, and experience in the academic, business, local government, labor, or financial fields

Term expires 4/18/15

 

John Nixon*
Department Director
Michigan Budget Office

 

*Serves at the Pleasure of the Governor