We are pleased to report that this week the Michigan Chamber launched a 30-second TV spot highlighting the progress Michigan has made as a state and that our future is bright. Drawing upon the data contained in the Michigan Chamber Foundation’s 2013 Michigan Economic Competitiveness Study, it is clear that our economy is on the right track. Over the past two years, Michigan leads all of the Great Lake States and exceeds the national average in personal income growth, employment is up, and unemployment is down.
Unfortunately, despite Michigan’s progress, some politicians and unions are running negative campaigns attacking Michigan's hard-working job providers. The TV ad that we are running is an example of our determination to cut through the noise and misinformation to tell the positive story. Our economy has struggled in the past, but through strong leadership in Lansing and good public policy, new jobs are being created, and, most importantly, more of our friends, neighbors, and family members are going back to work.
There will undoubtedly be more negative ads demonizing business and entrepreneurs, but here at the Michigan Chamber, we will continue fighting for a better tomorrow by staying focused on free enterprise and economic freedom through a positive agenda for change.
Our video, titled “It’s a New Day,” has been posted to the Chamber’s YouTube channel. Please share the video with your employees, other business leaders, and family members.