While Gov. Rick Snyder famously campaigned against the government picking winners and losers, the state's economic development agency during his first term made a clear bet on one segment of the Michigan economy: manufacturing. Despite the Snyder administration's evolving economic development strategy, its focus on providing incentives to manufacturing companies looking to grow or expand in the state has remained constant.

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) There’s a new fight underway at the state Capitol over Michigan’s tax credit for film, TV, and digital video projects. And some advocates for the subsidy say the debate itself is harming efforts to create a thriving Michigan movie and video entertainment business. 

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Earlier this month, State Rep. Al Pscholka (R-Stevensville) introduced legislation to fast-track the elimination of the Venture Michigan Fund. It’s designed to invest in venture capital firms around Michigan, that in turn, help them invest in growing businesses and hopefully create jobs. The fund has already had a large impact on the state, but there are worries about how it could affect the state’s budget in the future.

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Holland-based company says double-digit growth is due to Italian furniture group