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Ted Golden, M.D., Best 2018 Candidate
Michigan House of Representatives
Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township
Welcome to Ted Golden, M.D.
Seeking Your Vote from District 45
Jobs and Economy
What direction should Michigan take concerning Jobs and Economy? The fact that Michigan did not rate in Amazon's top twenty concerning where to locate its second headquarters means we have to work hard to keep Michigan's economy thriving. We should analyze the outcome, our strengths, weaknesses, and move forward. Michigan has much to offer and is a good place for many businesses to operate. Michigan is the leading state in automotive work. We must do what it takes in order to retain and expand auto manufacturing, auto design work, and new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and electric cars. I will listen and work closely with the leaders in the auto industry.
We must be competitive in high and low tech manufacturing.
The key to high paying new jobs and a steady economy is diversification, especially in new technologies. The necessary ingredients to grow new technologies are generous private funding, educated and innovative individuals, and an excellent business and living climate. The state government has a role in culturing and bringing these ingredients together for economic growth. I will do what it takes to keep Michigan growing and moving forward.
Amazon, Microsoft, Costco, and Starbucks are centered in Seattle because that was the home of their founders. The auto industry is centered in Michigan for the same reason. The list goes on with Dell Computers in Texas, Walmart headquartered in Arkansas, Meier and Amway in Grand Rapids, Stryker in Kalamazoo, Groupon is in Chicago because the founder moved there to go to school, Little Caesars in Detroit, Domino's Pizza in Ann Arbor, and Avomeen Analytical Services, a company that Shri Thanedar founded after returning to Ann Arbor in 2010, and grew to 50 employees by 2016. These leading businesses and many others are located where their founders lived and call home. The business climate had nothing or little to do with where they are located. That is why it is important for us to invest in education, promote better government, innovation, and retain our brightest young people. These type of people want the best living climate.
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