legacy as a state of makers is far from being fact,
with a new sense of optimism and entrepreneurial spirit, it looks set to
shape the future.
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ichigan is a state of makers.
While the word maker has
taken on new significance
in world, connoting the inventive DIY tech
movement, for decades it
was Michigan that defined
making in America. Few
other states have a history of innovation
and creation that can rival it. Undeniably,
that illustrious past was overshadowed by
fallout from the Great Recession. But today,
across the state, the spirit of
which seems to be a common trait among
Michigan stronger than ever.
mission has been to create more and
better private sector jobs in Michigan and
to keep our young people in the state. And
made great progress on these
says Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
in the top five states for creating
private sector jobs, with nearly 300,000 jobs
created since 2010. There are many positive
indicators that show Michigan is becoming
more competitive and a better place to do
Snyder points out that the American
Economic Development Institute named
Michigan the improved state of 2014
for facing challenges of the 21st-century
competition for jobs and business For two years in a row, the state has
ranked among the top five for major new
corporate facilities and expansions. Add to
that a ranking of sixth best, nationwide, for
the best entrepreneurial climate, and
easy to see the upward trajectory.
The governor also points to work being