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Pure Michigan Business Connect: match-making for purchasing

On the jobs front, I want to mention a program that many people don't know about. It's called Pure Michigan Business Connect. It was an idea that I just viewed as common sense.

What's the concept? It's not about the government spending money, it's about asking Michiganders to do more business with Michiganders. Simply doing match-making. Getting people signed up and working together.

We started it a couple years ago, on the buying side, in terms of purchasing more with our two big utilities. Happened on the lending side with two banks. Since 2010, there has been over $800 million more purchasing done in the state of Michigan than was otherwise done and there has been almost $2 billion of additional loans made in the last two years because of these programs.

It's going so well and so exciting that I was proud yesterday to announce that Ford and Chrysler are also joining the program. Let's keep this going; let's get Michiganders buying more from Michiganders, because that's more jobs.

Source: 2013 State of the State Speech to Michigan Legislature , Jan 16, 2013

Replace MBT with flat corporate income tax

Eliminating the Michigan Business Tax (MBT): The MBT is crippling Michigan's economic recovery. Our state is in need of more jobs and we can't afford an unfair and extremely complicated business tax. It's time for a fair and simple solution. As Governor, Rick will eliminate the worst business tax in the country and replace it with a simple and fair solution that reduces the tax burden by 1.5 billion dollars--a flat corporate income tax.
Source: Campaign website,, "Vision" , Nov 2, 2010

One Tough Nerd: venture capitalist & high-tech executive

An outstanding, driven student. A successful executive. A leader and mentor responsible for substantial job growth in the very industries that Michigan needs for a brighter future. A man with a strong sense of civic responsibility. A man devoted to his wife and family. One tough nerd indeed.
Source: Campaign website,, "One Tough Nerd" , Nov 2, 2010

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