Anderson Economic Group Work

Will there ever be a good time to fund road repairs?

Findings from a recent Anderson Economic Group study (commissioned by the Michigan Chamber Foundation) suggest that increasing road funding by $1.4 billion per year will be a net positive for Michigan employers, adding more than 11,000 new jobs. That said, the ultimate goal of raising road taxes is not to create jobs, but to invest in long-lived assets that improve residents’ quality of life and Michigan’s business climate.  The net employment gains accompanying a significant transportation tax increase could be considered a bonus.

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