JOBS & ECONOMY
Michigan businesses and families need an economy that works for them. Through a mix of smart investments in job training and infrastructure, and an adjustment to the living wage, we can ensure our economy is built to grow throughout the 21st century and provide the jobs Michigan families need.
Strengthen Job Training
For many of our industries, we have a skills problem and not a jobs problem. Increasing our investment in job training for low-income Michiganders will help bridge the gap between workers' skills and workforce needs while providing another path to the middle class.
Grow Michigan's Innovation Economy
To be competitive throughout the 21st century, our state must take full advantage of its leading research and development assets and support its high-tech industries.
Streamline Our Regulatory System
Businesses thrive on certainty and an understanding of the rules of engagement. Our business community is entitled to a clear, swift, and easy-to-navigate regulatory system.
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- Ashley R.
Adjust the Living Wage
Michigan workers deserve wages that reflect their hard work and guarantee that anyone who works full time will not have to live in poverty.
Invest in Michigan's Public Infrastructure
Michigan commuters should not have to deal with crushing traffic that keeps them from their jobs and families. Our time is valuable. We want good roads and convenient and reliable public transit options. We must make our road, bridge, port, airport, and transit needs a top economic priority.