2-23-23 - Michigan Chemistry Urges Bipartisan Actions on Manufacturing Competitiveness and Effective Regulation

In a list of 2023 policy priorities announced today by the Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC), the industry called for action to promote Michigan’s manufacturing competitiveness and to ensure effective regulation.

“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 the legislative session begins in a new political environment, 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 2023, the MCC expects action specifically on the following priorities:

  • Climate policies that enable sustainability goals and leverage new federal funding opportunities
  • Resources and actions to facilitate the increased development of clean energy resources
  • Actions to update our state’s energy efficient building codes and invest in building weatherization upgrades
  • Implementation of last session’s comprehensive recycling legislation
  • A continued focus on workforce and economic development policies and tax reforms that boost competitiveness for manufacturers throughout the supply chain

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.