Items Tagged with 'michigan'


State’s ag exports to China skyrocket

Country’s middle class is especially interested in powdered milk and dried fruit.

LANSING — In the past five years, more and more of Michigan’s dairy products and prepared fruits and vegetables have been on their way to China, according to export data from Euromonitor International Ltd. Read More

Michigan aims to capture Chinese tourist market

State will play on the strong business connections between the two regions.

September 25, 2015
LANSING — The number of Chinese travelers and the amount of money spent per visitor are the highest among all groups of international visitors, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Read More

Less state money means colleges and students struggle

Michigan is slow to recover from higher ed cuts in the Great Recession.

September 25, 2015
LANSING — State funding for higher education has seen a dramatic reduction in the past few decades — and students are feeling the budget squeeze. Read More

Regard employment rates with caution

August 28, 2015
Month-end employment rates are likely to give politicians an excuse to imagine there is some credit due them rather than the Michigan employers creating jobs. Read More

Cider maker turns to bottled distribution

August 28, 2015
A Michigan hard cider producer is ready to put out bottles. Read More

Brewer responds to trademark tiff

August 26, 2015
A lakeshore brewery and its lawyer have sent their response to a cease-and-desist letter. Read More

State approves funding increase for public university operations

August 21, 2015
Although the state is allocating additional funds to Michigan’s 15 public universities this year, the major source of university revenue continues to come from student tuition. Read More

Concentrated talent is what matters most

August 14, 2015
University of Michigan economist Don Grimes and I are working on our next report on the Michigan economy. Read More

State leaders should reject EPA’s carbon rule

August 7, 2015
The federal government is poised to stick Michigan families with higher energy costs and diminished living standards, unless state legislators act now to resist. Read More

Law firm launches craft brewery industry group

July 31, 2015
Warner Norcross attorney Ian Kennedy has been spending a lot of time drinking beer at craft breweries. Read More