Gretchen Whitmer challenged over state investment comments
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was recently challenged over her comments involving state investment strategies. Speaking on Twitter, Whitmer claimed: ‘The Goal: Bring more good-paying jobs to Michigan.The Plan: Make more strategic investments in education, workforce training, and apprenticeship programs, to give Michiganders the skills they need to get the in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow.’
Here, she stressed the need to invest in key areas such as education, workforce, and training. However, not everyone agreed with her sentiments.
Replying to her comments, one user named Kirk Rogers said: “Jobs follow employers. It’s hard to attract jobs while punishing those who create them. It’s hard to attract would-be employees if would-be employers are demonized by, not only the labor force but the executives within the state government. Good luck with your strategies.”
Elsewhere, another user named Jim added: “MI is near the top of College Grads leaving upon graduation. At least someone in MI has learned something.”
These were just a few of the many comments made her way. As seen, some claimed that educated people were leaving Michigan. Others claimed that there weren’t enough financial incentives for successful employers to stick around in Michigan either. Ultimately though, only time will tell whether Whitmer’s education gamble pays off, or whether it’s a wasted investment.