Items Tagged with 'michigan'

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The state of American well-being

Policy changes are needed before Michigan will fare better in a national survey.

February 27, 2015
Although a number of factors such as the rate of uninsured and life evaluation have improved across the country, Gallup-Healthways’ latest State of American Well-Being places Michigan among the bottom 10 states. Read More

Michigan: a state of impoverishment

February 27, 2015
Grand Rapids Business Journal reports in depth this week on Gallup-Healthways’ latest State of American Well-Being, a study that ranks Michigan in the bottom 10 among all states. Read More

Street Talk: Run like the wind

March gladness.

February 27, 2015
Today’s front-page story shows Michigan is in the bottom 10 — again — when it comes to the well-being of its residents. Read More

Student loan tax credits could keep graduates in Michigan

Some are skeptical of the cost to the state, however.

February 6, 2015
LANSING — A bill to provide tuition tax credits for people paying off student loans is designed to keep young graduates in Michigan, but not everyone is convinced the plan will work. Read More

Street Talk: It’s cold and flu season; don’t die

Building battle.

January 9, 2015
Each week, Business Journal Publisher John Zwarensteyn sends an email to all employees that is filled with notes. Read More

Street Talk: 13 might be a lucky number

Across the board.

October 31, 2014
In its annual report on the state business tax climate across the U.S., the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C., has declared that Michigan has the 13th best tax climate and recognized Gov. Rick Snyder as one of the leading advocates for a “smarter tax policy.” Read More

Report finds ALICE can't afford to live here anymore

October 3, 2014
Conventional wisdom among Michigan business, political and media elites seems to be that Michigan is back. Read More

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