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Governor Highlighting 2021 Accomplishments

Dec 23, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is using the last ten days of 2021 to highlight the accomplishments of her administration. Each day the administration will focus on a key area:

    • Day 1:Roads & Bridges
    • Day 2: Education & Skills
    • Day 3:Public Safety & Criminal Justice
    • Day 4: Delivering for Older Michiganders
    • Day 5:Water, Environment, Climate
    • Day 6:Supporting Small Businesses
    • Day 7: Early Learning & Childcare
    • Day 8:Expanding High-Speed Internet
    • Day 9: Supporting Veterans
    • Day 10:Building the Future of Mobility

The administration is also taking the opportunity to highlight key metrics in the state:

    • GDP: Michigan had the best 2021 Q2 GDP growth in the Midwest and third highest in the U.S.
    • Surplus: Michigan turned a projected $3 billion deficit into a $3.5 billion surplus
    • Roads: In three years, Michigan has invested nearly $4.75 billion to repair, replace, or rehabilitate 13,198 lane miles
    • Vaccines: 70%+ of Michiganders 16 and up have gotten their safe, effective COVID vaccine
    • Education: closed the funding gap between schools in Michigan
    • Workforce: put 170,000 and Michiganders and counting on a tuition-free path to higher education or skills training through Reconnect and Futures for Frontliners
    • Bridges: repaired, replaced, or rehabilitated 903 bridges since taking office
    • Childcare:expanded low or no-cost childcare to 105,000 kids
    • Rainy Day: put $500 million, the most ever, into Michigan’s rainy-day fund
    • Jobs: Michigan’s economy added 145,000 jobs this year, including 67,000 in the last three months

Additionally, Governor Whitmer and her team are looking ahead to 2022 and their long-term economic goals. This includes growing the middle class, having 60% of working-age residents earn a postsecondary education or skills certificate by 2030, becoming a top-ten state for small business growth, building 75,000 new or rehabilitated housing units, and ensuring 100% access to high-speed internet in five years.

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