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LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 24, 2024) — Sen. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “State of the State” address tonight: 


“Michigan’s continued growth hinges on the strength of our economy. Over the past year, we have worked together to create a robust and diverse business landscape. Building off our automotive and manufacturing heritage, we have expanded investments with the production of electric vehicles, batteries, and clean energy manufacturing. Coupling that with extensive resources dedicated for training and education opportunities, we are positioning the Michigan workforce for high-paying jobs of the future.   

“It’s encouraging to see that the governor continues to be committed to prioritizing job growth and economic development in Michigan, with a focus on proven initiatives like the High-wage Incentive for Regional Employment (HIRE) program that I have sponsored. These programs align with the current needs of our state and hold immense potential for the betterment of Michigan, supporting the needs of our smaller businesses and larger businesses alike.”