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Governor Announces Economic Plan

Jun 04, 2021

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Michigan Economic Jumpstart Plan, which allocates a portion of federal relief funding to support and invest in workers and small businesses. Under her plan, the state will increase incentives to boost wages, provide grants to small businesses to increase hiring, and expand access to childcare to help families who want to return to work but can’t because they have young children.

Specific aspects of the plan include:

    • $300 million to encourage businesses to increase wages by offering grants to cover the different between their current wage and $15 per hour for three months.
    • $120 million for the Michigan Reconnect program, which provides tuition-free credentials, certificates, or associate degrees for those 25 years or older.
    • $100 million to provide grants to restaurants and other placed-based businesses to help with mortgage, rent, taxes, payroll, and other operating expenses.
    • $75 million for grants to help startups.

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