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SBAM President and CEO Rob Fowler quoted in “Business groups target the MBT” article

August 20, 2009

An article in the Aug. 19 Business Review West Michigan says “As legislators grapple yet again with the state’s fiscal crisis, business groups are quietly laying the groundwork for possibly changing Michigan’s tax structure.”
“It’s a way to reposition Michigan,” Small Business Association of Michigan CEO Rob Fowler said. Led by Detroit Renaissance, business groups involved in the talks that have been ongoing since the spring are trying to build consensus among themselves on tax reform — an endeavor that even participants in the meetings say is difficult — because they view the present political leadership as unable to tackle the issue. “If we cannot come together and cast a vision about a new, more competitive Michigan, then who’s going to do it?” Fowler said. “We must do it.”

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