Saturday, March 21, 2009

W MI Company Closes Doors--Plans to Reopen in Another State

A Grand Rapids woodworking supply shop has announced plans to suspend its operations in Michigan. Owner Steve Johnson has put together a shortlist of 12 states for relocation:

"We've crossed off the Midwest because of the economy," Johnson said. "We are going to wherever the economy is strong and the climate is nice."

They have narrowed their list of potential states to 12. They have printed up a map, and crossed off states as the list narrows.

What's left is Texas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Georgia, Colorado, Wyoming, Alabama, Nevada, Missouri and Northern California.

Funny: I'm not surprised that 11 of the 12 states on their short-list are ranked higher than Michigan in the new ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index.

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