3-9-22 - Michigan Chemistry Prioritizes Jobs, Safety and Sustainability in 2022 Policies

LANSING, MI, March 9th, 2022 – In a list of 2022 policy priorities announced today by the Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC), the industry emphasized the need for policies to grow jobs, to ensure safety, and to achieve sustainability goals.

“The business of chemistry is dedicated to providing solutions to our world and advocates for making Michigan a stronger, safer, and more sustainable place to do business,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes. “As we look to the future, there are numerous bipartisan opportunities to promote these policies, and we will be actively engaged in the legislative and regulatory arenas to get things done.”

For 2022, the MCC expects action specifically on the following:

  • Tax reforms and workforce and economic development policies to improve competitiveness for manufacturers throughout the supply chain
  • New state investments in emergency response resources
  • Legislation to provide for the development of advanced recycling facilities to move towards a more circular economy for plastics
  • Recommendations from the Council on Climate Solutions and actions to update our state’s energy efficient building codes

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is one of Michigan’s largest manufacturing sectors, supporting more than 80,000 Michigan jobs and directly impacting more than 96% of all manufactured goods.

For more information, please visit www.MichiganChemistry.com