MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan legislative and business and labor leaders recently announced Make it in Michigan, a comprehensive economic strategy to keep winning projects, invest in people from pre-K through postsecondary, and revitalize places in every region of the state.
As Michigan celebrates 18 months of strong economic development work with over $16 billion of projects and 16,000 jobs secured, the state must keep its foot on the accelerator to lead the future of advanced manufacturing, improve educational outcomes and workforce development, and improve quality of life in every region. Additional elements of the plan will be rolled out in the coming weeks.
Make it in Michigan
A comprehensive strategy to make more in Michigan. From good-paying jobs; a skilled, talented workforce; vibrant places to live, work, and raise a family; and powerful tools to bring manufacturing and supply chains home, Make it in Michigan will continue the state’s momentum to build a brighter future.
The strategy aims to:
- Make Michigan a top state for talent with low unemployment, higher labor force participation, more training and upskilling, and stronger talent attraction.
- Make Michigan more competitive in key sectors like research & development, advanced manufacturing, and clean tech.–electric vehicles, batteries, semiconductor chips to ensure long-term economic strength.
- Make Michigan an arsenal of innovation where entrepreneurs and young companies have opportunities and resources to grow and expand
- Make Michigan a state full of attractive, vibrant communities where people want to live, work, and grow with investments to build more housing, expand access and lower the cost of child care, connect homes and businesses to high-speed internet, redevelop vacant or blighted properties, and bring new life to main streets and downtowns.
Projects, People, Places
The three pillars of Make it in Michigan are Projects, People, and Places. Governor Whitmer is focused on competing for and winning Projects to bring manufacturing and supply chains home, investing in People so they can pursue their potential from pre-K through postsecondary and have their personal freedoms protected, and revitalizing Places to make them more attractive places to live, work, and invest.
Governor Whitmer and the Legislature will partner on and make public several more initiatives to win projects and bring manufacturing and supply chains home, announced in the coming weeks. This includes spurring more research and development in Michigan, lowering costs for businesses so they can hire more Michiganders, and land transformational projects in communities while making linked, parallel investments in local child care, housing, infrastructure, and workforce programs.