United to advocate professionalism, integrity and growth for Michigan's green industry

About the Industry
Michigan’s Green Industry – Positively impacting our Environment and our Economy!
The economic impact of Michigan’s nursery, perennial plant production, Christmas tree, sod producers, landscaping and lawn care industries is $5.715 billion.

The economic impact of our Nursery and perennial plant producers is $1.2 billion and we distribute our products into 35 states, Mexico and Canada, making us the:

  • #1 specialty crop in Michigan,
  • 4th largest agriculture commodity group in Michigan,
  • 5th largest nursery industry in the nation.

The economic impact of our landscape services and retail sectors is $4.5 billion.

Together, all segments of the Green Industry account for a total of 36,162 individuals employed (Knudson & Peterson, 2012). According to US Census Data, this equates to 1 out of every 170 Michigan citizens between the ages of 18-65.

Knudson, William A. & H. Christopher Peterson. 2012. The Economic Impact of Michigan’s Food and Agriculture System. Working Paper No. 01-0312. Michigan State University Product Center.


– June 10, 2015
It is likely that the Bills as described below will pass the full house floor this week.

There has been a flurry of activity in the state's Capital City on the issue of prevailing wage and initiatives to repeal the state's prevailing wage law. Under current law, contracts for construction projects that are financially supported by the state must require the contractor to pay construction workers wages and benefits that are not less than the wages and benefits common in the locality where the work is to be performed.

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