Legislative Outlook for Economic Development

Posted by – Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development & Community Relations

On Tuesday, I attended the Michigan Economic Developers Association’s (MEDA) Capitol Day in Lansing.  I look forward to this event each year.

Senator Arlan Meekhof talks about Michigan's economic development strategy

Senator Arlan Meekhof talks about Michigan’s economic development strategy

This event is a chance for economic developers to hear from elected officials on what they are working on for the next legislative session.  It is also a great opportunity for economic development professionals to have face-to-face interactions with legislators to talk about the tools we use in Michigan for attraction and retention projects.   We talked about infrastructure challenges, out-of-state competition and other issues impacting our ability to attract new investment.

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The day ended with a wonderful reception that allowed us to continue our conversations with elected officials about the great things happening in our communities.