Items Tagged with 'Great Recession'

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This partnership transcends blockade of political boundaries and egos

July 31, 2015
In the not-too-distant past during the Great Recession, counties and cities were battling for any drop of economic development within each jurisdiction while property tax revenues and income tax revenue bled red, soaking municipal budgets. Read More

A real confidence builder

Eastbrook Homes’ return to prominence is indicative of a surging economy.

July 17, 2015
The Great Recession shook consumer confidence, and maybe no industry suffered more from that confidence crash than home builders. Read More

Muskegon aligns for economic sustainability

June 12, 2015
Muskegon has endured a decade of fits and starts, especially the havoc wreaked during the Great Recession when promising projects abruptly were halted, and manufacturing losses left the city and county hard hit. Read More

Dems propose tax breaks for mid-, low-income families

They want the financial burden shifted back to businesses.

LANSING — Michigan is still catching up after the Great Recession crashed the economy — and for most residents, the 2011 rewrite of the state tax code made things worse, Democratic legislators say. Read More

Attracting young talent is a state economic development priority

February 27, 2015
Conventional wisdom is that people follow jobs. Read More

Flush with cash and eager to lend

One banker says some banks may even be getting a bit reckless again.

August 8, 2014
Lingering aftereffects of the Great Recession are still visible in the commercial lending process, but banks today do have money to lend, and they are willing to deal to get the business, according to expert observers. Read More

Muskegon needs to sustain its rebound

July 18, 2014
Signs of recovery from the Great Recession are finally beginning to show in Muskegon — the West Michigan area probably most severely compromised. Read More

How does 'the new normal' in community banking affect dealmaking?: Part II

November 30, 2013
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, new banking regulations and procedures have dramatically changed the financial market, and there are few industries that have been more impacted than real estate. Read More

Management decisions are key to business resilience

November 8, 2013
The Great Recession killed off 170,000 to 200,000 small businesses between 2008 and 2010. Read More

How does 'the new normal' in community banking affect dealmaking?

September 30, 2013
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, new banking regulations and procedures have dramatically changed the financial market, and there are few industries that have been more impacted than real estate. Read More