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Governor Whitmer Statement on Passage of Economic Development Package


June 11, 2024


Governor Whitmer Statement on Passage of Economic Development Package

LANSING, Mich. Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after the Michigan House of Representatives Commitee on Economic Development and Small Business voted to pass the recently introduced transformational economic development package.

“Today’s progress on economic development delivers on our comprehensive vision to invest in people, uplift places, and win projects. 


“Since I took office, we have announced 38,000 new auto jobs and driven unemployment to historic lows. We have continued our focus on the kitchen-table issues while growing and diversifying our economy. Together, we will secure the future of electric cars, semiconductor chips, technology, and clean energy here in Michigan, while delivering historic and long-overdue investments in housing and transit to make our communities better places to live, work, and invest. 


“I am grateful to my partners in the Michigan House for their action today, and I look forward to reviewing this fiscally responsible economic development package when it reaches my desk.”