Items Tagged with 'michigan'


As Michigan rebounds, complacency is the biggest threat

April 18, 2014
Business Leaders for Michigan revealed its media campaign this month to focus on a cup less than half full of accomplishments it had identified to guide the state to a top 10 status for jobs, personal income and economic health. Read More

More motorists seriously injured in construction zones

But the state says fewer were killed last year.

LANSING — Serious injuries from Michigan road construction crashes are on the rise, although the actual number of crashes, deaths and all injuries has dipped. Read More

Nominations sought for Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies

West Michigan is well represented in annual competition.

April 18, 2014
It’s that time of year again: The Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies awards program is looking for companies, nonprofits and educational institutions in Michigan that are leading the way on sustainable and green initiatives. Read More

Congress expands dredging projects — 14 in Michigan

Grand Haven and Holland are among those getting attention.

April 18, 2014
LANSING — Everybody knows water flows, but not many people know that the sediment below it does too. Read More

Michigan: a laggard, not a leader

April 11, 2014
Listening to the press, elected officials in Lansing and Michigan business leaders, one gets the sense that Michigan has one of — if not the — best state economies. Read More

Made in Michigan proposal could save breweries money

Tax credit designed to strengthen connections with local farms.

February 14, 2014
LANSING — Let the Germans make our beer? Michigan legislators say “no thanks” with a proposal to support the state’s own talented brewers. Read More

Michigan cities brace for a changing climate

Grand Rapids is three years into a five-year plan.

LANSING — Some Michigan cities are bracing for a climate change. Read More

Central cities are winning the attraction battle

February 7, 2014
A central theme of our work is that the most prosperous places are big metros with a vibrant central city. Read More

Snyder blazes a trail toward effective immigration reform

January 17, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder has been clear in his support of new immigration policies since his first State of the State message, and in the face of continued gridlock at the federal level for immigration reform, last week described a path around that gridlock in creation of a new Office for New Americans. It has become “Snyder style:” where one road is blocked he forges a new path to the goal. Read More

The not-so-simple world of the nonprofit sector

January 17, 2014
My career has been spent in the nonprofit sector and I've heard dozens of comments that marginalize the work that we do. Over the years people have said things like this to me: Read More