LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to bolster Michigan's appeal to businesses.
The legislation creates the Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve Fund, which will be funded from state revenue, with $1 billion to be used for assistance to companies.
Funds totaling $409 million will also be allocated to support restaurants, gyms and other areas of business highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The legislation, which includes four bills, passed the GOP-led Legislature with bipartisan support.
Whitmer applauded the legislation, which she called a “collaboration between legislative leadership, my administration, and community and business leaders” in a news release Monday.