What the heck “job creators”? How can that be? You slackers! Decades (literally going back to John Engler and his 31 tax cuts) of making Michigan a pro-business, low-tax state – how can you people be allowing all this young talent to flee? What on earth did the job creators (who got a huge boost from Snyder in his first term) do with all that money if they weren’t creating jobs? http://www.governing.com/poy/John-Engler.html
It’s not as if Sarah Noffze dislikes Michigan.
After all, she grew up in suburban Detroit, went to Michigan State University and served on the homecoming court. She remains loyal to her beloved Sparty.
But as she neared graduation in 2014, the marketing major set her sights on a job elsewhere.
“My original goal was to move someplace warmer. I was thinking maybe California,” recalled Noffze, 22.
But in early 2015, Noffze landed a job at Hormel Foods in Minneapolis, where she is now a regional retail sales manager. She gets the irony.
“Hormel ended up offering me a full-time job,” she said. “I couldn’t turn down the offer.”
And now? She doesn’t mind the cold – while growing to appreciate the array of diversions that Minneapolis offers.
“There’s always lots of things to do ‒ beer fests, a Shania Twain concert, Christmas parades. There’s lots of young people living here, which is very attractive to me. There’s actually lots of people from Michigan and Michigan State here.”
As Noffze said, she has plenty of company.
According to the U.S. Census, Michigan had a net domestic migration loss of…. (see link below to read the rest of the story)
Source: Bridge • The Center for MichiganYoung talent continues to flee Michigan