Lt. Governor Brian Calley: The NITC is about jobs

The Morning Sun

The New International Trade Crossing is about jobs. This modern new infrastructure will allow farmers and businesses to access foreign markets which is vital if we are to reap the benefits that come from exporting our abundant agricultural and manufactured products. Groups ranging from organized labor to the Big Three back the NITC because of its importance toMichigan.

Over 200,000 jobs in our state are tied to Michigan-Canada trade. In southeastern Michigan it’s about 1 in 8 jobs. In west Michigan it’s 1 in 7.

During construction, the NITC will generate a demand for more than 11,000 jobs. Nearly 1,400 permanent jobs will be created for the bridge’s operation and private investment generated by the NITC is estimated to create 6,800 permanent direct and indirect jobs.

We need the NITC so that the economic futures of Michigan and Canada can thrive. Support jobs by voting no on Proposal 6.

Brian Calley
Lt. Governor