Finney to pitch Michigan to nation’s top site selectors in NYC

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Finney to pitch Michigan to nation’s top site selectors in NYC

Michigan Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Michael A. Finney will showcase Pure Michigan to some of the nation’s top site selectors March 28-29 in New York City at The Summit hosted by Development Counselors International.

“Michigan offers business advantages and opportunities unmatched across America,” said Finney. “We have an exciting story to tell. We are reinventing our state in a way that works better for everyone and moving forward with a new economic certainty this is very attractive to investors and businesses making new location and investment decisions.”

The Summit brings the nation’s top economic developers face-to-face with leading corporate location advisors to discuss trends in economic development, site selection and hot-button issues in the industries.

Finney will deliver the message that bold reforms have dramatically improved Michigan’s business climate. Our new, competitive business tax has propelled the state’s corporate tax ranking  to seven from 49 in the nation and overall tax rank to 12 from 18.

In addition, a Michigan location offers companies a direct line to some of the best talent in the world and a location within 500 miles of half of North America’s population and income.

The nation is taking notice of all that’s happened here of late. Confidence that Michigan is on the right track helped to create 80,000 private-sector jobs in the state last year. Newsweek ranked the state No. 1 for job growth in August, Bloomberg ranked Michigan’s economic health second in the nation and CNN called Detroit the next Silicon Valley. The Federal Reserve projects that Michigan is on track to lead all other states in job growth over the next six months.