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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

Legislators really need that summer break

May 27, 2016
Michigan legislators are two weeks away from summer recess, a time given to patriotic parades and town hall meetings, with the Mackinac Policy Conference this weekend serving as the unofficial start to the politicking season of national party conventions and fall elections — already unlike any in recent history. Read More

Street Talk: Down the drain

Call to action.

April 22, 2016
Gov. Rick Snyder’s approval ratings plummeted in the wake of the Flint water crisis, and Michiganders now consider city infrastructure the state’s biggest problem, according to Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey. Read More

National housing report lists three Michigan cities among top 10

April 4, 2016
The U.S. housing market is still healthy — especially in Michigan. Read More

Michigan begins to crumble for lack of oversight, accountability (the bill is in the mail)

February 26, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal is reporting on The Education Trust-Midwest study, “Accountability for All: 2016,” which shows 80 percent of Michigan charter schools performed below the state average for academic achievement in both math and reading. Read More

Retailers project modest sales growth for rest of this year

February 26, 2016
Despite a slow start in January, Michigan retailers are forecasting sales growth averaging 2 percent in 2016, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index survey, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

PPT reform: Three exemptions and new tax could equal savings

February 5, 2016
If you do the math, changes to Michigan’s personal property tax could add up to new savings for most business taxpayers. Read More

All Michigan taxpayers now shoulder responsibility for Flint and Detroit

January 15, 2016
West Michigan has long been especially prideful of regional economic successes prompting growth in what is still Michigan’s second largest city. Read More