By North End Chick | Rhode Island's Future | January 2, 2009
Another state in the same in situation as us...yet they went in the direction we didn't. Movie tax credits...this was approved in April. You know that movie with Clint Eastwood...Gran Torino? Guess where it was filmed???
Part of economic stimulus plan to grow economy, create jobs
LANSING - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today signed into law legislation designed to grow the film industry in Michigan, setting the stage for hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment that will create jobs in the state. The legislation was proposed by the governor in her State of the State address and is part of an overall economic stimulus plan to grow Michigan's economy and create jobs.
"We're going to grow this industry and in the process, grow our economy and create jobs," Granholm said. "Across the country and around the world, the film industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. We're going to bring some of that investment to Michigan."