Gretchen Whitmer in 2024 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Budget & Economy: $1.4 billion to build or rehabilitate nearly 10,000 homes

In 2024, let's build more of every kind of housing--single family homes, apartments, and mixed-use buildings. In 2024, we will make the largest investment to build housing in Michigan history.

We will invest almost $1.4 billion to build or rehabilitate nearly 10,000 homes. That's10 times what we put into housing just 10 years ago. Getting this done will support thousands of good-paying, middle-class jobs in the skilled trades--from pipefitters and carpenters to bricklayers and roofers.

Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Michigan legislature Jan 24, 2024

On Corporations: Set up an Innovation Fund to invest in high-growth startups

Let's establish an Innovation Fund to invest in high-growth startups that will create the future, right here in Michigan. Right now, we have no state-level mechanism to attract and retain promising young companies. With the new Innovation Fund, we can launch hundreds of new Michigan-based startups and create thousands of jobs. Together, we're going to build the infrastructure for innovation so founders can start and build their companies here in Michigan.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Michigan legislature Jan 24, 2024

On Education: Sending a message LOUD and CLEAR: we support our teachers

We're sending a message LOUD and CLEAR: we support our teachers. We walk the walk. We fund scholarships for future educators, pay student teachers, and help full-time teachers with their student loans so they stay in Michigan. We accept out-of-state certificates, so if you have experience, you can enter the classroom without jumping through bureaucratic hoops. As a result, enrollment rates in Michigan's teacher prep programs are beating other states. If you want to teach, we want you here.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Michigan legislature Jan 24, 2024

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