Michigan government playing favorites with food providers

By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential

There are about 10 grocery stores in Marquette serving a population of about 21,355 in the Upper Peninsula city.

And one of them has been in the news recently for the financial aid it’s receiving from state taxpayers to help with an expansion project.

The Marquette Food Cooperative will get $615,000 for an expansion from the Michigan Economic Development Program and a $115,000 tax abatement from the city of Marquette.

But is that fair?

at Michigan Capitol Confidential.

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