Experts Say Whitmer Executive Directive Will Boost Manufacturing in MichiganAccording to expert analysis, Whitmer’s directive will create millions of good-paying manufacturing jobs that can’t be shipped overseas.

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

On August 16th, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. Less than a month later, on September 7th, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive that will ensure that Michiganders can take full advantage of the bill’s many cost-saving provisions.

Experts say the directive will help Michigan manufacturers make full use of the IRA’s tax credits and incentives, allowing them to invest in good paying jobs that can’t be shipped overseas, prioritize the use of American steel in construction projects, and ensure that the state will lead the world in the production of electric vehicles, batteries, and solar panels. As a result of the bill, experts add, Michigan will also be able to do its part to help US job creators beat China.

On the day of the signing, Governor Whitmer emphasized the positive effect the bill would have for all Michiganders: “All families will save at least $500 a year on energy costs,” Whitmer said, “and middle-class Michiganders will get thousands of dollars in tax credits for buying electric vehicles made right here in Michigan.” These provisions to lower costs and put money in people’s pockets,” she adde, “are a great step forward and we will work hard to make sure Michiganders can see and feel the benefits of the IRA.”

Earlier this year, Tudor Dixon, the Republican nominee for governor, was a vocal opponent of the Inflation Reduction Act, calling on Michigan’s congressional delegation to vote no.