Kristen McDonald Rivet Lays Out Plan to Create Jobs, Boost Economy for Great Lakes Bay Region

Kristen McDonald Rivet calls for “long-term economic relief” in Michigan through entrepreneurship and educational reform.

Kristen McDonald Rivet Lays Out Plan to Create Jobs, Boost Economy for Great Lakes Bay Region

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Kristen McDonald Rivet says her top priority is revitalizing the economy for the Great Lakes Bay Region, in order to improve the lives of Michiganders.

Her plan includes investing in “strong educational reform,” from investing in public schools, to providing a “respectable wage” for teachers, to preparing young Michiganders for well-paying future careers. Additionally, she says the region should focus on boosting entrepreneurship and the retention of high-paying jobs, which can’t be shipped overseas, in Michigan.

“Everyone should have the opportunity to make a good living and prosper,” she said.

McDonald Rivet joins other Michigan leaders, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer, in focusing on economic development and rebuilding Michigan’s infrastructure. Gov. Whitmer has focused on state infrastructure throughout her tenure. By the end of 2022, her Rebuilding Michigan Plan will have repaired over “16,000 lane miles of road and 1,200 bridges, supporting nearly 89,000 jobs.”

McDonald Rivet currently serves as a Bay City Commissioner and is running for Michigan State Senate. She graduated from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan-Flint, and has spent thirty years working in a leadership capacity in public policy and advocacy.