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WATCH: Gov. Whitmer in Grand Rapids to promote economic investment plan

Posted at 12:34 PM, Aug 24, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stopped by Grand Rapids Tuesday to deliver remarks on Michigan’s progress as the economy emerges from the pandemic, and her proposed economic investments in job creation, small businesses, and affordable housing to help boost the state’s economic jump start.

It’s the second of her three prepared speeches to promote her economic investment plan.

The press conference comes after Whitmer announced she wants to spend more than $1.5 billion in federal pandemic rescue funding to help boost the business climate, redevelop polluted sites and take steps such as accelerating the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

“Since day one, I have been laser-focused on putting Michiganders first and tackling kitchen-table issues with real, tangible solutions,” says Governor Whitmer. “With the $2.1 billion in proposals I have laid out, we can raise wages, give people paths to high-skill jobs, grow start-ups, build clean energy infrastructure, and do so much more."

The governor adds, "I’m utilizing every resource and ensuring that we continue to take bold action to help families, communities and small businesses thrive. Together, we can usher in new era of prosperity for Michigan.”

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