The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a nonprofit research and educational institute that advances the principles of free markets and limited government. Through our research and education programs, we challenge government overreach and advocate for free-market approaches to public policy that free people to realize their potential and their dreams.

Since 1987, we have been a champion for freedom for the residents of Michigan and beyond, from hot dog stands and food trucks … to parents seeking education choice … to workers exercising union rights … to overtaxed business owners and entrepreneurs fighting for a level playing field. With them and others, we work to advance a freer and more prosperous state.