Items Tagged with 'michigan'


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

Other states may hold clues to fixing Michigan’s roads

Oregon’s tax on mileage, not fuel, would be one consideration.

LANSING — Michigan and nearby states share road-funding concerns, but the Mitten might not have access to the same solutions. Read More

They know where you were — but maybe for only 48 hours

LANSING — Legislation requiring police to delete license plate numbers collected by automatic high-speed cameras may be coming to Michigan. Read More

Best practices for preventing harassment and discrimination charges

Local attorneys expect Michigan may see a decrease in claims.

April 25, 2014
According to data collected by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and released earlier this year, Michigan saw a slight increase in harassment and discrimination charges during fiscal year 2013. Read More

As Michigan rebounds, complacency is the biggest threat

April 18, 2014
Business Leaders for Michigan revealed its media campaign this month to focus on a cup less than half full of accomplishments it had identified to guide the state to a top 10 status for jobs, personal income and economic health. Read More