52 employees of Michigan state agency make at least $100K


By Jack Spencer | Michigan Capitol Confidential

Promoting corporate welfare can be lucrative.

There are now 52 employees of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. with annual salaries of $100,000 or more.

That is a roughly 60 percent increase over the 31 MEDC employees that topped $100,000 in 2010, the last year Jennifer Granholm was governor.

The Michigan Information and Research Service, a Lansing political newsletter, reported the new MEDC salary numbers, which it said it obtained from the MEDC. In its article, MIRS made a distinction between the 12 “public” MEDC employees who made $100,000 or more and the 40 “corporate” employees who made $100,000 or more. Corporate employees at the MEDC are primarily paid from Indian gaming revenues, which are not subject to legislative appropriation. The MEDC has 335 employees.

at Michigan Capitol Confidential.

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