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State officials talk about corporate expansion ranking for Michigan


LANSING (WKZO) -- Michigan was recently named the fourth best strongest in the country for corporate expansions, and Mike Finney, with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, has some ideas as to why.

He says the positive ranking from Site Selection Magazine could have been made possible thanks to recent action by the governor and legislature to make Michigan more business friendly, in general. He points to the elimination of the Michigan Business Tax, the right to work law, and the phasing out of hundreds of regulations as things that would make corporations want to come to the state.

In the Site Selection report, Michigan was only behind Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, in that order. Critics of some recent corporate-friendly actions by the state wonder at what cost those changes came to regular workers.