MMA’s Manufacturing Agenda 2020-21 - Page 16

Recognizing the priority role Michigan ’ s roads , bridges , waterways and pipelines have on manufacturing ’ s ability to receive raw materials and ship products across the state and country
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MMA ’ s Manufacturing Agenda

Infrastructure , Transportation & Natural Resources

Recognizing the priority role Michigan ’ s roads , bridges , waterways and pipelines have on manufacturing ’ s ability to receive raw materials and ship products across the state and country

Successful commerce relies on critical infrastructure to move raw materials to manufacturers and finished goods to markets .
Michigan ’ s economy is tied closely to the transfer of raw materials across the state and country , and Michigan ’ s manufacturers rely on our state ’ s infrastructure to ensure those materials are delivered and transformed into vehicles and other durable goods .
Michigan must protect and enhance our critical infrastructure , including efficient intermodal transport , to enable economic growth and prosperity for its citizens and local manufacturing employers .

~$ 860 Billion in Freight moves on Michigan highways , rail lines , and ports each year

To meet the demands of modern manufacturing , the transportation system must fully integrate all modes of transportation from cars and trucks on highways , to waterways , freight rail and air transportation . We need to move at the speed of the global economy .
— Jeff Stoutenburg , Director , State Government Affairs , Dow Chemical Company , Midland
Source : Michigan Department of Transportation
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