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Matthew Needham

Michigan Capitol Confidential Intern

Matthew Needham was a 2012 summer intern with Michigan Capitol Confidential, the online news service of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. A native of Saline, Mich., Needham attends Michigan State University and expects to graduate in 2014 with a B.A. in political theory.

By Matthew Needham

MEDC Programs Consistently Fall Short of Initial Claims

State Gives Company $1.65 Million, Creates Zero Jobs and Goes Out of Business

Select Tax Breaks For State 'Renaissance Zones' Program Returns One-Fifth of Predicted Jobs

Corporate Subsidy Program Lives On Despite Lackluster Results

State Program Awards $67 Million, Creates One-Third of Projected Jobs