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Michigan’s Green Industry – Continuing to GROW!

About the Industry
With a combined economic impact of $5.715 billion, Michigan’s nursery, perennial plant production, Christmas tree, sod producers, landscaping and lawn care industries continue to grow!

* Breaking News—We are now the 4th largest Nursery State in the Nation!

*#1 specialty crop in Michigan
*Landscape services and Retail Sectors = $4.5 billion economic impact
*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.

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SB 509, Introduced by Sen. Howard Walker (R-Traverse City) would amend the Natural Resources Protection Act to create a new “Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Council” comprised of MDA, DEQ, DNR, and MDOT directors and other stakeholders, to provide final recommendation of a draft a new management plan for state regulators that includes provisions for monitoring, control and eradication, and rapid responses. The council will also make recommendation to the funding mechanism to implement the plan.  The bill contains legislative “findings” including identifying certain industry sectors as “major potential vectors”.
 
SB 510, Introduced by Sen. Goeff Hansen (R-Hart) would amend the Natural Resources Protection Act to require that the new “Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Council” proposed by Senate Bill 509 to make recommendations for state regulators and the legislature, also include provisions related to commercial sources of invasive species, including the aquarium, bait, pet, water garden, horticulture, aquaculture, and shipping trades.

 

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