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Old 05-03-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Shakedown Street
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Default Michigan rated 46th Best State for Business in 2012

Hopefully this will turn around with Snyder at the reigns.

Another Triumph for Texas: Best/Worst States for Business 2012 | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive Magazine

http://chiefexecutive.net/10-worst-s...12-slideshow/6
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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Clearly a list and site with a far-right wing bias.

It's no coincidence that the highest rank states also have the most unskilled workers, highest levels of poverty, receive more in taxes than they pay and have the lowest incomes per capita (yeah yeah, facts, I know...).

Of course Michigan is definitely on its way to having those same chracteristics as well with our far-right, fascists politicians.

But yeah, if they'er going to talk the talk, they can walk the walk as well.

Why the hell are they in Connecticut if it's such an awful place to do business?
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Any reason why someone in Charlotte NC is interested in posting a random article and equally random ranking in the Michigan section? Are you someone who brings up totally random facts at dinner parties.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: west mich
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A poll of CEOs - give me a break! Why wasn't Red China included - it would have won hands down.
Yeah, they like places with cheap labor and few regulations.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Since when did taxes mean anti-business? I thought corporations were people? Shouldn't they pay taxes like the rest of us?

I also like how the top 5 worst places for business are the areas that have the most amount of business. If it weren't for the oil companies, I'm sure Texas would be similar to most of the other big states.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Shakedown Street
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Any reason why someone in Charlotte NC is interested in posting a random article and equally random ranking in the Michigan section?
I still own a home in Troy, MI.

Like it or not, CEOs are the ones that provide jobs. I don't recall many companies moving to Michigan recently, but in Charlotte we have had quite a few move here in the past 3 years - Chiquita being one of the recent large ones.

Attracting talent to NC is very easy due to the quality of life, not much can be said about Detroit.

Sorry, I love MI and look at it very positively, but facts are facts.

As for the lowest incomes per capita remark, I seem to be doing pretty good down here!
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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And Indiana is ranked #5
Good thing Rick Snyder is taking note from Mitch Daniels playbook.
Indiana might just help save Michigan
After taking residents and jobs for all these years thats a good way to say thank you.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Shakedown Street
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Yeah, they like places with cheap labor and few regulations.
Yet people are moving there in droves. Go figure.

Over 500,000 people left MI the past 10 years, probably most in the past 5. Granholm was right when she said "And in 5 years, you are going to be blown away". I sure was!

Michigan is the 46th Best State for Business 2012 | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive Magazine

Don't get me wrong, I want the Great Lakes state to succeed as much as anyone that still lives there, I still call it my home.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: west mich
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I still own a home in Troy, MI.
* Like it or not, CEOs are the ones that provide jobs.
* Attracting talent to NC is very easy due to the quality of life, not much can be said about Detroit.
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A) Polling only CEOs about a business climate, and expecting objectivity, is like polling a felon's mother about her son.
B) Consumers create jobs. CEOs manage businesses.
C) You're comparing North Carolina to the city of Detroit?
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-----Granholm was right when she said "And in 5 years, you are going to be blown away". I sure was!
Don't get me wrong, I want the Great Lakes state to succeed as much as anyone that still lives there, I still call it my home.
Every time I hear this about Granholm, nobody ever says specifically what she did wrong or could have done better. It's mostly a blind faith.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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Every time I hear this about Granholm, nobody ever says specifically what she did wrong or could have done better. It's mostly a blind faith.

Mostly is is what she did not do. She did almost nothing. If hse had done some of the kinds of things Snyder is doing now, we would not be int eh condition we are in.

This "poll" s strange. The reports or polls I have seen has Michigan in the top 10 and in one case number 2 as the best places to do business or for business opportunities. What was the most recent Forbes ranking? We had a huge jump on some list when they did away with the MBT. Which list was that?
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