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Site Selection magazine has named Michigan the 8th most competitive state for achieving success in job creation and economic development, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today.
LANSING – Site Selection magazine has named Michigan the 8th most competitive state for achieving success in job creation and economic development, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today.
“Michigan’s improved economic performance, thanks to our bold reforms, is being recognized across the U.S. More companies are choosing to grow their futures in Michigan and that is reinforcing our well-earned reputation as America’s comeback state,” Snyder said. “The best way to boost our state’s economy and improve the quality of life for all is to create an environment that encourages business investment, job growth and innovation.”
Michigan advanced eight spots in this year’s Competitiveness Awards, up from 16th in 2011.
The state’s many business climate changes have resulted in other noteworthy improvements, including:
Site Selection (www.siteselection.com), a global business expansion publication, also named GM’s Innovation Center in Warren as the 7th best North American deal of 2012. The project will create up to 1,500 new tech jobs with no additional investment needed.
“This recognition is further proof that we are creating a business climate and infrastructure that enable companies to grow,” said Michigan Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Michael A. Finney. “As we continue to improve our talent enhancement and entrepreneurial and economic gardening efforts, our state will become unstoppable.”
The announcement comes on the heels of Michigan’s 4th in the nation ranking for major new corporate facilities and expansions in 2012 in Site Selection’s 2012 Governor’s Cup ranking. The award was based on the number of projects that met capital investment, job-creation or size standards.
Site Selection magazine provides expansion planning information to 44,000 executives of fast-growing firms in 117 countries. The full story is available online at http://www.siteselection.com/issues/2013/may/top-comp-states.cfm.
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