If you go to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) website
right now, at the very top is the Pure Michigan Logo. On another page called "Right to Work"
, this bold graphic dominates the page:
The "Right to Work" page is shown at the top as being part of the "Grow Your Business" section of the website yet the page itself isn't linked from the "Grow Your Business" page
or any other page that I could find on the site.
Note that it directly references our state's new status as a "Right to Work" state, basically a message to prospective companies that Michigan workers are primed and ready to be exploited by corporations looking for a place to pay rock-bottom wages.
The MEDC is a private-public entity, designed to foster economic growth in Michigan and their tourism campaign, "Pure Michigan", is known nationally as one of the most recognizable and successful efforts in the country. So, it was shocking to see our governor, Rick Snyder, take out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal
with essentially the same message as the MEDC website.
Much more after the jump.
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