Small business owners should not have to wait a year for a permit or pay tens of thousands of dollars for an environmental assessment before they even open their doors.
Consider the proposed coal plants in Presque Isle, Bay, and Midland counties. These are projects that could bring thousands of much needed jobs to northern Michigan. Given the unemployment in Michigan, does our Government help these companies locate here? No, they get in the way and over-regulate! The result? One project is scrapped, two remain on hold and jobs are lost. Government has to get out of the way of progress and prosperity.