(NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Issues surrounding job creation are front and center in Washington D.C. right now, and Governor Jennifer Granholm is in the middle of that discussion.
As head of the state with the highest unemployment rate in the nation, Granholm made her case for a series of job creation projects.
It's part of a one day job summit at the capitol. President Barack Obama is meeting with everyone from CEOs to small business owners, looking for more ideas on how to put people back to work.
Governor Granholm is asking the White House to fund more shovel-ready bridge, road, and infrastructure projects. She's also pushing for new small business and auto supplier tax incentives. She says the government needs to take the stimulus further.
The president says the forum has generated many useful ideas for jump-starting job creation, but it's not clear if any of those ideas will become policy.