Thursday, October 16, 2008

The big picture with Michigan's film incentives

By B. Candace Beeke | Business Review Western Michigan | Thursday October 16, 2008

Several weeks ago, Business Review Western Michigan editorialized against Michigan's film incentives. We questioned the logic in supporting an industry that seemed outside our state's focus on life sciences and advanced manufacturing.

Then the letters began. And the blogging.

We have received dozens of comments online and as letters to the editor weighing in on the incentives, which started in April. We have heard from representatives of the
Amway Grand Hotel how positive the incentives have been for business. We've also heard from Realtors who question the reasoning behind supporting out-of-state companies while increasing the tax burden for Michigan business investors.

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