Items Tagged with 'michigan'

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Construction has varying impact on state economies

March 27, 2015
State economies are affected differently depending on the level of construction activity relative to their overall economic activity. Read More

Prosperity is driven by education attainment

March 20, 2015
Business Journal editor Carole Valade titled a recent editorial “Michigan: a state of impoverishment.” Read More

Shrinking number of teachers signals end of a dream career

LANSING — Many children aspiring to be teachers when they grow up could end up having a change of heart. Read More

Better voter turnout needed

March 20, 2015
LANSING — With voter turnout in Michigan steadily declining, some lawmakers and state officials are looking for ways to make voting easier. Read More

Health workers to spot human trafficking

LANSING — Criminals who sell victims for sex or labor leave marks that are rarely noticeable to the average person, but doctors and nurses have a unique advantage to spot these red flags and intervene — if they are properly trained. Read More

The state of American well-being

Policy changes are needed before Michigan will fare better in a national survey.

February 27, 2015
Although a number of factors such as the rate of uninsured and life evaluation have improved across the country, Gallup-Healthways’ latest State of American Well-Being places Michigan among the bottom 10 states. Read More

Michigan: a state of impoverishment

February 27, 2015
Grand Rapids Business Journal reports in depth this week on Gallup-Healthways’ latest State of American Well-Being, a study that ranks Michigan in the bottom 10 among all states. Read More

Street Talk: Run like the wind

March gladness.

February 27, 2015
Today’s front-page story shows Michigan is in the bottom 10 — again — when it comes to the well-being of its residents. Read More

Student loan tax credits could keep graduates in Michigan

Some are skeptical of the cost to the state, however.

February 6, 2015
LANSING — A bill to provide tuition tax credits for people paying off student loans is designed to keep young graduates in Michigan, but not everyone is convinced the plan will work. Read More

Street Talk: It’s cold and flu season; don’t die

Building battle.

January 9, 2015
Each week, Business Journal Publisher John Zwarensteyn sends an email to all employees that is filled with notes. Read More