Items Tagged with 'michigan'

ARTICLES

Michigan must win the bid for talent

August 18, 2017
Over the years, Michigan — and especially Grand Rapids — has landed on some of the most prestigious “top lists” in publications around the nation. Read More

Michigan retail sales up, bucking national trend

July 28, 2017
Michigan retailers are on a roll, with June marking the fourth straight month of positive year-over-year sales, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Street Talk: There go the judges

Giving tree.

July 21, 2017
Turns out even judges’ jobs aren’t totally secure when the state is looking to trim spending. Read More

Spirits maker wins double-gold medals at international competition

July 20, 2017
A pair of gins by a Grand Rapids distillery were among the top winners at a global gin-tasting competition. Read More

Spring surge boosts summer confidence for retailers

June 30, 2017
Michigan retailers posted their strongest performance of the year in May, pushing up sales by 12 points on the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Michigan retailers boost springs sales forecasts

April 28, 2017
Michigan retailers’ spring sales forecasts grew even stronger after their March sales rose, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Economic policy’s main goal: boosting household income

April 7, 2017
In the seventh year of a national economic expansion — and an even stronger rebound from near bankruptcy of the domestic auto industry — too many Michigan households are struggling. Read More

Letter: Tax vote impacts revenue sharing

March 3, 2017
The Michigan House of Representatives narrowly defeated a proposal to cut the state income tax. Read More

Michigan to benefit from automaker investment

The Michigan economy is much more than just autos and other durable goods manufacturing, but the auto sector still drives the state economy. Read More

Educated workforce trumps low tax rates

February 24, 2017
The Michigan House of Representatives late last week did not approve an income tax cut that would have lowered the 4.25 percent tax to 4.05 percent by 2019 and then to 3.9 percent by 2021. Read More