Time to break up with corporate welfare?

May 16, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lansing Brewing Company

518 East Shiawassee St., Lansing,

Like a lot of state governments, Michigan continues to spend hundreds of millions on subsidies, incentives and sweetheart tax deals in pursuit of economic growth.

The recent highly publicized Amazon HQ2 competition was just the latest in an economic development industry that has tripled in size since 1990, transferring more than $70 billion per year from city and state budgets to politically-connected private businesses in the name of economic growth and job creation.

Why do politicians keep making these sweetheart deals when research shows they don’t result in lasting economic growth?

John C. Mozena, president of the Center for Economic Accountability, explains what’s going on behind this growing intersection of big business and big government, what it means for our communities, and shares some ideas for beginning to bring it under control.

Join us at 5:30 pm to meet and network with other young professionals from across Michigan. The remarks will begin around 6:00 pm, with more networking to follow. Free food and your first two drinks are on us!

We hope to see you there!