Monthly Archives: February 2014

There Is No Good Reason the MEDC Should Exist

A history of “economic development” programs in Michigan By MICHAEL D. LAFAIVE | 2/5/2014 The reality of government “economic development” programs is that they are in fact political development programs — gaudy PR exercises mainly intended to let politicians boast about a steady flow of shimmery but ultimately meaningless job promises. Seen through this lens, MEDC operations make far more sense. The agency is essentially a publicity machine for politicians. … more