Whitmer kicks off ‘MI Small Business Summer Tour’ downstate

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer Monday kicked off the MI Small Business Summer tour. The governor announced she and her cabinet members will visit and recognize Michigan’s small businesses that have shown resiliency throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and are the backbone of our communities.

Throughout the pandemic, the state’s dozens of economic relief programs for businesses supported more than 25,000 companies and retained more than 200,000 jobs.

According to the governor’s office, the state of Michigan is already seeing promising results from the economic policies and COVID mitigation measures that have helped small businesses and working people recover from the pandemic:

  • Michigan’s economy grew 7.6% in the first quarter of 2021, the best in the Midwest, higher than the national average, and among the top 10 states nationwide.
  • An independent analysis from the financial publication Credible states that our economic recovery is…

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