New data commissioned by the BlueGreen Alliance released today revealed the Inflation Reduction Act may create more than 167,000 jobs over the next 10 years in Michigan. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) conducted the analysis of the recently passed legislation, quantifying the job creation from its historic investments.
The report finds that the Inflation Reduction Act includes:
- 97,362 jobs in Michigan from investments in clean energy;
- 21,962 jobs from investments in clean manufacturing;
- 23,589 jobs from programs to improve building infrastructure;
- 12,227 jobs from investments in clean transportation;
- 9,632 jobs from lands and agriculture program investments; and
- 2,336 jobs from investments in environmental justice and community resilience.
This report follows a previous study by PERI that estimated the law would create more than 9 million jobs nationwide in the coming decade.
To find out more about the investments in the law, see the BlueGreen Alliance’s recently announced User Guide to the Inflation Reduction Act—a reference guide for the numerous policies and programs included in the law that explores the goals, timelines, and implementation mechanisms for each policy area.
- PERI Michigan Jobs Creation Analysis
- 9 Million US Jobs from Climate Action: The Inflation Reduction Act
- A User Guide to the Inflation Reduction Act