Critics Question Gov. Whitmer’s $1.3 Million Spending on Holland Private Sector Jobs

Mission Design and Automation, LLC

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is spending taxpayer money on private business Mission Design and Automation in Holland Charter Township.

Mission will house new large-scale automation projects and space for offices and meeting rooms, but critics argue government funds shouldn’t be used to subsidize private enterprises.

Michigan awarded the private company $400,000 in taxpayer money through the Jobs Ready Michigan Program grant. The project is expected to generate a total private investment of $5.3 million and create 109 well-paying new jobs over two years.

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Pastor Bryan Berghoef Seeks to Run as Democrat to Oust Republican Bill Huizenga in Michigan’s Second Congressional District

  The Rev. Bryan Berghoef, a pastor with Holland United Church in Michigan, announced he will run as a Democrat to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI-02). “Hey friends! I’m running for Congress. Why? Because I care deeply about the flourishing of my friends and neighbors here in West…

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