Michigan ranks high for business, leisure in new polls

Michigan is hot in some new polls from CNBC and Travel + Leisure

Michigan is hot when it comes to business and leisure, according to some new polls released this week.

In CNBC’s 2022 America’s Top States for Business list, Michigan took the No. 16 spot, remaining a Top 20 state. The Mitten also improved in key categories including Workforce, Cost of Doing Business, Economy, Education, Business Friendliness and Access to Capital.

Last week, CNBC traveled to Michigan. Speaking with CNBC’s Scott Cohn, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) CEO Quentin Messer, Jr. discussed why Michigan is a great state for businesses to start and grow.

“By focusing on long-term growth, Michigan’s economy continues to grow and thrive,” Whitmer said in a release. “We are excited to see the impact of our bipartisan efforts to spur economic development, create good-paying jobs and invest in every region of Michigan reflected in this week’s national recognition. We will build on this momentum going by continuing to work across the aisle to get things done, bring in more transformative investments and continue delivering on the kitchen-table issues that make Michigan a great place to live, work and play.”

In other news, Mackinac Island was ranked among Travel + Leisure’s Top 25 Islands in the World for 2022. It was also two of the three Michigan resorts in Travel + Leisure’s 10 Best Resorts in the Midwest with the Grand Hotel (No. 6) and Hotel Iroquois (No. 8). Hotel Walloon in Walloon Lake ranked No. 3 on the tally.

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