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Governor Whitmer Meets With Small Businesses In Clare

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Amanda Pinckney

Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Clare on Thursday to meet with small businesses and talk about what kind of supports they need. 

The Governor met with a roundtable of mid-Michigan businesses including representatives from Cops and Doughnuts and the Clare Dougherty Hotel. 

Whitmer pointed to one of her new directives, which requires the state to increase the number of contracts it has with small businesses, as proof that she wants to help small businesses as best she can. 

“We should be making sure that if a small business has a great product or a great service they really have a fair shot at getting business from the state of Michigan.”

Some business representatives said they’d like to see a scaling of public benefits to help incentivize people to work full time. 

They say because full time employment means some people are no longer eligible for public assistance it disincentivizes work. 

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