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Educated workforce trumps low tax rates

February 24, 2017
The Michigan House of Representatives late last week did not approve an income tax cut that would have lowered the 4.25 percent tax to 4.05 percent by 2019 and then to 3.9 percent by 2021. Read More

Craft spirits maker releasing all-Michigan gin

January 26, 2017
A local distillery is releasing a spirit made from 100 percent Michigan ingredients. Read More

Michigan can’t go back to factory-driven economy

December 9, 2016
In a Business Insider interview, Ohio Gov. John Kasich did something almost no politician does today: He clearly states we can’t go back to a factory-driven economy. Read More

Senate energy ‘choice’ legislation is designed to deceive

November 4, 2016
The Michigan Senate announced in late October its determination to pass new energy choice legislation in lame-duck session (which begins Nov. 9). Read More

Trained dental workforce will solve access to care problem

September 30, 2016
Recently, legislation was introduced advocating for dental therapists in Michigan, despite a lack of proof dental therapists will make a meaningful impact in addressing the barriers to dental care. A better idea is to build Michigan’s successful strategies using our current dental workforce. Read More

M-STEP results not a reason to switch

September 9, 2016
Talent is a top priority for the business community, and during the past few years, Michigan has made great strides in establishing the components of a strong educational system that will allow our students to succeed. Read More

Resurgent auto sector responsible for steady growth

August 26, 2016
Job growth in Michigan was steady after allowing for the occasional bump, as occurred in May. Read More

Retailers post sales gains for fifth consecutive month

July 29, 2016
Michigan retail sales slowed in June from their strong spring showing but remained positive for the fifth consecutive month, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Without more state revenue, cities can’t thrive, talent won’t stay

June 10, 2016
For more than two decades, Michigan has made lower taxes and smaller government its primary recipe for improving economic outcomes. Read More

Senate energy proposal is out of touch and sets state back

June 3, 2016
Michigan Senate Energy and Technology Committee members have spent this entire year reviewing Michigan’s comprehensive energy policy to update the state’s 2008 energy law now expiring. Read More