Changes to Renaissance Zones Signed Into Law

May 24, 2024

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan legislation to streamline Renaissance Zones, a state program that incentivizes job growth and investment in areas of the state that need more of both. This change aims to cut red tape and incentivize more businesses to utilize these low-cost zones, supporting regional economic development.

Key Points:

    • House Bill 5096 was sponsored by Representative Kristian Grant (D-Grand Rapids).
    • It removes specific business categories companies needed to fall under when attempting to establish in a Renaissance Zone.
    • The bill simplifies the process for using the zones and encourages the development of more businesses in the reduced tax areas.
    • Renaissance Zones have already generated more than $3 billion in private investment and more than 10,000 jobs. These numbers are expected to grow with the signing of today’s

Renaissance Zones:

    • Renaissance Zones were established to stimulate economic growth and development in specific geographic areas that had previously been left behind or left out of other programs.
    • Previously, these Renaissance Zones had strict categories that defined the projects and businesses that could be established within them.

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