Sen. MacDonald hosts second small business roundtable

Sen. MacDonald hosts second small business roundtable

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael D. MacDonald on Friday led a second small business roundtable with local business leaders at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library in Clinton Township.

“Since our small businesses drive local innovation, job creation and economic opportunity, it’s important to hear from them about how to improve Macomb County and our state,” said MacDonald, R-Macomb Township. “It was wonderful to have so many representatives from our small business community come out and discuss a wide range of issues, from skills training to business collaboration.

“Meetings like this roundtable can help us better serve the people of Macomb and help build a better environment for employers to be successful, grow and create new opportunities.”

Participants in the roundtable discussion included several local business owners, Clinton Township Clerk Kim Meltzer, and officials from the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, Macomb County Chamber of Commerce and Michigan Works!

During the roundtable, MacDonald recapped last year’s state budget actions and briefly outlined the governor’s fiscal year 2021 budget recommendation.

“We need smarter policies and fiscally sound state spending that fosters future success in Macomb and throughout our state,” MacDonald said. “This roundtable was the beginning of a broader discussion of how to achieve those goals as we work to pass a budget by the new July 1 deadline.”

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