Aside from its business-friendly tax policies and moderate job and small business growth, Michigan has a 387,650-person technology workforce and $1,611 per resident invested in R&D. Additionally, CTA notes that Michigan is a right-to-work state. Additionally, the state lacks a law protecting against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, which may be a drawback for LGBTQ tech workers. The state has also legalized ride-sharing services and has positive municipal rules for home sharing. In terms of recycling, Michigan is collaborating with industry stakeholders to update its electronics recycling law. It also has no laws restricting self-driving cars or drones.

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