We’re proud of our growing list of supporters!

Proposal 1 takes care of two critical problems facing Michigan: it will eliminate Personal Property Tax (PPT) on equipment for local small businesses and manufacturers across the state and it will also replace 100 percent of the lost PPT revenue to local communities that depend on it to provide local services. Both problems are solved without a tax increase for anyone.

When passed, Proposal 1 is expected to create up to 15,000 new Michigan jobs and $450 million in new business investment.

Please click here for a PDF version of our supporters list.

List current as of August 4, 2014

Editorials Supporting Proposal 1

Ann Arbor News

Battle Creek Enquirer

Bay City Times

Crain’s Detroit Business

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit News

Escanaba Daily Press

Flint Journal

Grand Rapids Press

Holland Sentinel

Huron Daily Tribune

Jackson Citizen-Patriot

Kalamazoo Gazette

Lansing State Journal

Livingston Daily Press & Argus

Michigan Chronicle

The Michigan Daily

Midland Daily News

MLive Media Group

Muskegon Chronicle

Observer & Eccentric

Petoskey News-Review

Port Huron Times Herald

Saginaw News

Toledo Blade

WXYZ 7 Detroit

Individual Endorsements

See what people across Michigan are saying about Proposal 1 in our “In Your Community” section


American Association of Retired Persons, Inc. (AARP) Michigan

Associated Petroleum Industries of Michigan

Business Leaders for Michigan

Fraternal Order of Police

Michigan Aggregates Association

Michigan Association Chiefs of Police

Michigan Association of Counties

Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs

Michigan Realtors®

Michigan Association of School Administrators

Michigan Association of School Boards

Michigan Business & Professional Association

Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Michigan Citizen Action

Michigan Community College Association

Michigan Concrete Association

Michigan Farm Bureau

Michigan Food & Beverage Association

Michigan Grocers Association

Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association

Michigan League for Public Policy

Michigan Library Association

Michigan Manufacturers Association

Michigan Municipal League

Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union

Michigan Restaurant Association

Michigan Retailers Association

Michigan Sheriffs’ Association

Michigan Soft Drink Association

Michigan Townships Association

National Federation of Independent Business – Michigan

Police Officers Association of Michigan

Small Business Association of Michigan

Local Chambers of Commerce/Business Organizations

Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti (A2Y) Regional Chamber

Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS

Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce

Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Berrien County Manufacturers Council

Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce

Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce

Detroit Regional Chamber

Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Grand Valley Metro Council

Gratiot Area Chamber of Commerce

Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association

Howell Area Chamber of Commerce

Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

Livonia Chamber of Commerce

Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce

Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce

Midland Area Chamber of Commerce

Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce

Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce

Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce

Southwest Michigan First

The Right Place, Inc.

Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce

Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce

West Michigan Policy Forum

Community Support for Proposal 1

City of Bronson

City of Cedar Springs

City of Clawson

City of Coldwater

City of Frankenmuth

City of Fremont

City of Grand Rapids

City of Grayling

City of Hartford

City of Howell

City of Kalamazoo

City of Litchfield

City of Madison Heights

City of Mt. Pleasant

City of Northville

City of Norton Shores

City of Otsego

City of Pleasant Ridge

City of Saline

City of Sturgis

City of Trenton

City of Wakefield

City of Walker

City of Yale

Grand Rapids Board of Education

Oceana County

Plainfield Township

Village of Elk Rapids

Village of Kingsley

Village of Mattawan

Village of Middleville

Village of Three Oaks

Wexford County


Accelerated Tooling LLC

Acuren Inspection

Aircraft Precision Products, Inc.

Allegra Marketing, Print & Mail

Aluminum Blanking Co.

American Mitsuba Corp

Arch Global

Automatic Handling, Intl.

Bay Shore Steel Works


Boride Engineered Abrasives


Bovitz CPA, P.C.

Brownwood Farms

Bulman Products

Calhoun Intermediate School District

Chrysler LLC


Clark Manufacturing

Clear Image Devices

Consumers Energy

Contour Tool & Machine, Inc.

Covenant Healthcare System

CS Tool Engineering, Inc.

Dapco Industries

DCL, Inc.

Delta Business Solutions

Dow Chemical

Dow Corning

Duperon Corporation

E&E Furniture

Edwards Automotive Inc.


EMS Grand Rapids

Endurance Carbide

EPI Marketing Services

Epic Machine, Inc.

Express Employment Professionals

Falcon Lakeside Manufacturing

Flex Fitness Center

Ford Motor Company

Franchino Mold & Engineering

Fuller Supply Company

Fullerton Tool Company


General Die & Engineering, Inc.

General Motors Corporation

Grand Traverse Industries

Great Lakes Caring Home Health & Hospice

Great Lakes Trim, Inc.

Hornet Manufacturing, Inc.

Howard Miller Company

Ideal Technology Corp

Innovative Mold, Inc.

Jack Fick Excavating, Inc.

Ka-Wood Gear

Kellogg Company

Kennedy Excavating, Inc.

Lake Michigan Mailers, Inc.

Lea and Jerry’s Modular Components

LS Mold, Inc.

Lunar Industries, Inc.

Main & Company

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Masco Corporation

McKinley, Inc.

McNaughton and Gunn, Inc.

Metal Finishing Technology

Michigan Computer Supplies

Mid Valley Insurance

Motion Machine


Normic Industries, Inc.

Nu-Wool Co., Inc.

O’Brien Construction Company, Inc.

Orbit Form

Paul Chaffee LLC

PCC Technology/Cartridge

Pentar Stamping, Inc.

Praet Tool & Engineering, Inc.

Praxair, Inc.

Primera Plastics, Inc.

Printing Services, Inc.

ProSource Manufacturing

PTD Technology

Quality Assured Plastics, Inc.

RDM Enterprises Co., Inc.

Ronald J. Kaley, LLC

Service Master of Kalamazoo

Skilled Manufacturing, Inc.

SPI Pharma

Steelcase, Inc.

Stromberg Carlson

Superior Extrusion, Inc.

TC Tax Law and CPA

Team Financial Group

Technical Professional Services, Inc.

The Bank of Holland

The Holland Awning Group of Companies

Thinking Real Estate

Thomas W. Buschert, CPA, PLLC

Three Rivers Corporation