Items Tagged with 'michigan'


Manufacturers could benefit from vehicle repair policy changes

April 17, 2015
One should never underestimate what Michigan can produce. Read More

Ottawa County feeling the water pressure

Michigan agriculture is making a dent in the subterranean water supply.

April 17, 2015
When it comes to water use, all eyes are on California, struggling with a major drought now in its fourth year. Read More

State looks ahead 10 years with energy plan

April 17, 2015
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) In 10 years, what will Michigan’s energy needs be? Read More

Lift the gates off policies and practices creating hurdles to employment

April 10, 2015
Business Leaders for Michigan senior executives focused on an “emergency” in educational skill sets during a CEO panel discussion in Grand Rapids, and after all the presentations and discussions, the result seemed to be a foregone conclusion: A disconnect between educators and business owners and a mismatch of needed skill sets is to blame for thousands of unfilled job positions. Read More

Education needs to become a top priority

April 10, 2015
I read with dismay a recent Business Journal article entitled “Shrinking number of teachers signals end of a dream career.” Read More

Survey finds business owners are optimistic

April 10, 2015
A national survey by PNC Bank indicates that small and mid-sized business owners are more optimistic this year about their company’s prospects and the U.S. economy. Read More

Are brewers ready for the next step?

Conference examines need for more hop and barley growers, processors.

April 3, 2015
As more drinkers put down their Bud Lights and pick up craft beer made in Michigan, the next step is to see those Michigan beers made with Michigan ingredients. Read More

Michigan has its own RFRA bill

Business groups, attorneys express concerns over Indiana-like backlash.

April 3, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) While Indiana Gov. Mike Pence faces intense backlash from the business community and others across the country following his signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, many businesses and individuals in Michigan hope Mitten state legislators are paying attention. Read More

Law expands second chance for those convicted of crimes

Expungement is available for some larceny, robbery, assault and drug charges.

April 3, 2015
In January, updates to Michigan’s expungement requirements went into effect, giving individuals convicted of certain crimes an increased chance to clear their record. Read More

European slowdown catches up with Michigan exporters

April 3, 2015
The economic stagnation in Europe and the slowdown in emerging economies have become a drag on worldwide trade. Read More