Trade and Prosperity in the States: The Case of Michigan
International trade and investment supports more than one million jobs in Michigan. The state is a prime location for investment in the automotive industry, and home to over three hundred research and development centers. Michigan’s small businesses depend on affordable imports of intermediate goods, like steel, for the state to be a world automotive supplier. Special-interest tariffs on these imports hurt Michigan’s families and businesses. The state’s elected officials should support policies that increase product choices and reduce prices. Rejecting special-interest import tariffs on intermediate goods would be a good place to start.