Items Tagged with 'West Michigan Policy Forum'

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Investment in electronic transmission infrastructure powers growth

October 17, 2014
I noted with great interest that the leading mandate out of the 2014 West Michigan Policy Forum was a call to action on needed investment in the state’s infrastructure. Read More

Economic freedom is key to health care reform

October 17, 2014
I left the recent West Michigan Policy Forum with a bit of a different perspective than most who attended. Read More

State, region need to start planning now for big data highways

October 10, 2014
Steelcase Inc.’s James Hackett, director and vice chair, led what was the most important session of the West Michigan Policy Forum two weeks ago, focused on the digital highway and the increasing gi-normity of “big data.” Read More

Clearing the pathways to Michigan's prosperity

October 3, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder has a couple of takeaways from the West Michigan Policy Forum, which last week counted 450 participants from 230 Michigan businesses in almost 50 communities. Read More

Policy forum reveals high interest in transportation

October 3, 2014
When all was said and done, the numbers revealed the issue of transportation made the biggest impression on attendees of the 2014 West Michigan Policy Forum. Read More

Economist tells policy forum 'things have improved'

Robert Genetski advises ‘end corporate welfare’ and to cut or eliminate all income taxes.

October 3, 2014
Robert Genetski, a self-described “classical economics” economist from Saugatuck who is affiliated with the conservative Heartland Institute in Chicago, made another appearance at the West Michigan Policy Forum in Grand Rapids. Read More

Transportation issues dominate discussion

October 3, 2014
Michigan’s roadways and bridges obviously are on the minds of West Michigan policymakers and community leaders. Read More

Street Talk: Funny things happened at the Forum

Beer cart.

October 3, 2014
The West Michigan Policy Forum had a major cause for joy when it convened this year: Since the last Forum two years ago, the state government enacted right-to-work legislation in Michigan. Read More

Is Michigan a startup state?

September 29, 2014
A conversation about growing Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem kicked off a conference Sunday in Grand Rapids — designed to align legislative policies with economic development initiatives in West Michigan. Read More

West Michigan Policy Forum convenes heavyweights

September 26, 2014
When regional leaders convene Sunday and Monday for the 2014 West Michigan Policy Forum, much of the talk will center on workforce talent. Read More