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GRAND RAPIDS — After a decade of growth in manufacturing, the sector still finds itself having to defend its worth to parents and high school counsellors.

Published in Crystal Ball

When voters repealed Michigan’s personal property tax for manufacturers in 2014, it was hailed as a major victory in a prolonged fight by the business community to revamp the state’s tax code. 

Published in In the News

Manufacturing industry groups are tracking a number of key policy issues this year that could have a variety of implications on their West Michigan members. 

Published in Manufacturing

The Michigan House of Representative passed a series of bills yesterday with wide bipartisan support to limit the effects of the $9.4 billion in outstanding tax credits issued under the former Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) program. But industry groups say the legislation effectively serves as a step toward incentive disarmament that will hurt Michigan’s ability to attract businesses and jobs.

Published in In the News

The Michigan Manufacturers Association wants to tear down more barriers.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 06 January 2013 23:08

Voters to get final say in PPT repeal

After securing a partial victory in a long-sought goal of repealing Michigan’s personal property tax, business advocates next need to turn their attention to convincing voters to go along with the plans.

Published in Finance

Business advocates view a proposal to reform Michigan’s personal property tax as another solid step toward improving the state’s business climate and competitiveness.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 09 February 2012 11:01

MMA sets sights on personal property tax

Eliminating Michigan’s personal property tax has long been a high priority for business advocates in Lansing. This year, they may finally accomplish their goal. Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders in the state House and Senate, on the heels of last year’s elimination of the Michigan Business Tax and creation of a 6 percent corporate income tax, have made repeal of the personal property tax a top priority in 2012.

Published in Manufacturing

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