House action creates vital job attraction tool for large-scale projects in communities across the state

 Helps grow good-paying jobs now; ensures Michigan isn’t left on the sidelines

Lansing, Mich. — The Good Jobs for Michigan Coalition issued the following statements from members JoAnn Crary, president of Saginaw Future, and Patrick “Shorty” Gleason, legislative director of the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council, after the Michigan House of Representatives today passed the bipartisan Good Jobs for Michigan package (Senate Bills 242-244):

“On behalf of the economic development leaders and the diverse 65+ local, regional and statewide community, business and labor organizations comprising the Good Jobs for Michigan Coalition, we thank the Michigan House of Representatives today for passing this crucial economic development tool to attract thousands of good-paying jobs to our regions and state,” Crary said.

“With this action, Michigan is now one step closer to being able to go toe-to-toe with our neighbors in surrounding states in growing more and better jobs for Michiganders and our communities,” Gleason said. “These are the kinds of jobs and opportunities that will provide lasting benefits for our state’s hard-working men and women and their families.”

Both Crary and Gleason also thanked the Senate for their leadership in sponsoring the package and noted they look forward to final Senate concurrence and the Governor signing the bills into law and implementing this tool that ensures Michigan can compete and build a strong economy that works for current and future generations.