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New minimum wage now in effect

What was $7.40 an hour is now $8.15 in Michigan.

August 29, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As of Monday, the minimum wage rate in Michigan has gone up from $7.40 to $8.15 an hour. Read More

Survey puts Michigan recovery among best in nation

Business Facilities data indicates Detroit and GR are among the best in export growth.

August 22, 2014
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is touting an extensive survey of economic activity by a nationwide site selection magazine that highlights the strength of the Michigan recovery and boosts prospects for the state’s continued business growth. Read More

Infrastructure woes cripple economic growth

August 8, 2014
Following last week’s overwhelming voter support for state Proposition 1 in all 83 counties, the Business Journal emphasizes the unfinished business of infrastructure investment in Michigan. Read More

Regionalism holds the key to a successful economy

August 8, 2014
As I wrote in my last Business Journal post, the headline from Michigan Future’s just released report “State Policies Matter: How Minnesota’s Tax, Spending and Social Policies Help It Achieve the Best Economy Among Great Lakes States” clearly represents the starkly different path Minnesota has taken on state taxes and spending. Read More

Survey highlights manufacturers’ biggest risk factors

Competition tops list, but there are concerns about skilled employees, too.

July 11, 2014
Michigan’s publicly traded manufacturing companies consider competition and consolidation to be their biggest risks in 2014. Read More

State funds jumpstart road work

State’s $2.1 million will speed up GR’s overdue street repair.

July 11, 2014
Contracts are expected to be awarded next week for work on two Grand Rapids streets funded by a one-time state appropriation of $2,124,850, although grateful city officials warn there is still no long-term solution to funding Michigan transportation infrastructure. Read More

Lethargic global economy leaves its mark on Michigan

June 27, 2014
Robust economic growth around the world translates to strong foreign demand for American goods, which via exports contributes significantly to Michigan's economic development and job creation. Read More

Legislature accelerates road funding package

May 30, 2014
Transportation in Michigan is at a momentous — but potholed — crossroads. Read More

Undocumented immigrants face higher tuition at some schools

Some argue Michigan needs all the knowledge workers it can find.

LANSING — A college acceptance letter isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. Read More

Legislators: keep your eyes on the roads

May 2, 2014
The Michigan legislature may finally be yielding to the voices of businesses and constituents demanding a solution to Michigan’s dangerous road conditions. Read More