Kristen McDonald Rivet on Impact of this Historic Investment in our Region  

August 2, 2022— Victories like today make me proud to be a Michigander and a Democrat. I joined business leaders, lawmakers and Governor Whitmer at Hemlock Semiconductor to celebrate the CHIPS and Science Act— a huge win for our state’s working families. It returns jobs from China to Michigan and cuts costs by improving critical supply.   

I’ve succeeded getting bipartisan backing for smart economic policies like this before. I am beyond ready to create more jobs and lower even more consumer costs for Michigan’s working heroes, their families, and our community.

The CHIPS and Science Act, and the $1.5 million Semiconductor Career and Apprenticeship Network Program funded earlier this year by the CARES Act, position our region to be a long term powerhouse in semiconductor manufacturing.  Two different manufacturers in our 35th district have added over 550 full time employees in this area in the past seven months alone.

Michigan pioneered American manufacturing last century and we can lead our country’s manufacturing industry into the future.  The hardworking men and women in our Great Lakes Bay region are ready to drive our spectacular economic comeback.  And I’m ready to move any opportunity that will help them achieve it.

Governor Whitmer signs Executive Order expediting CHIPS & Science Act for Michigan

Kristen McDonald Rivet, Democratic Candidate for State Senate District 35, is an executive leader and policy strategist. In addition to providing strategic leadership to two non-profits focused on improving health and economic outcomes, McDonald Rivet currently serves as a City Commissioner for Bay City. She was President/ CEO of the network of Greater Midland Community Centers from mid 2016 – early 2021. McDonald Rivet was also the lead architect of Michigan’s birth to five system of care (Great Start) and its parent organization, the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC). These initiatives have improved the lives of millions of Michiganders.