Building Michigan is an independent political committee to engage each other, develop, and promote in the political context, concrete plans to transform Michigan's economy. We will also identify and help candidates and elected officials who want to make these plans real. I think we have to get people excited and out voting by offering big, inspiring, and most importantly tangible ideas about how we overcome our challenges and make Michigan an economic leader and the land of opportunity, again. Over the months ahead we will develop and share blueprints for building the “pillars” that support economic opportunity and security for all our people. How Michigan can:
Create new jobs in emerging fields, including the sustainable “green & blue” economy of the future
Provide a quality education, and put a higher education degree in the hands of everyone
Rebuild communities and make places where our kids want to stay, that are great places to live and raise a family again;
Make Michigan the most welcoming and inclusive state, a state that lifts all our people to their highest potential;
Polish up our wonderful natural assets, the water, woods and Great Lakes that are ‘Pure Michigan’—so Michigan is the place to live, work, play, and do business
Ensure basic family security and rebuild a safety net, in a time of economic dislocation and change
Your ongoing engagement and support will help us construct this vision, share it across the state, and support candidates and office holders committed to make it real. Join me today! Go to BuildingMichiganfund.com to chip in today, like Building Michigan on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter @John_C_Austin.