MEDC Director to Leave

By: Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick
By: Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick

The man in charge of creating new jobs in Michigan is leaving his job. Don Jakeway, who runs the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, will vacate his post, but no timeline on his departure has been set. The governor's office will not confirm this story saying, "We have nothing to say at this time."

Jakeway has been in the post since September 2003 and earns a salary of $200,000. It is known that he and his boss David Hollister had some differences of opinion, but Jakeway reported that the two had worked those out.

GOP Senator Valde Garcia, who has worked with Jakeway, says he thought he was doing a good job, and he's not sure why the governor wanted him out if indeed that is the case.


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