Items Tagged with 'Economy'

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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

Public investment in transportation essential to Michigan’s success

September 5, 2014
In a GRBJ editorial (Aug. 11), Carole Valade wrote: “The Business Journal emphasizes the unfinished business of infrastructure investment in Michigan. ... In fact, the issue is not just related to road and highway repair, the lack of which is costing Michigan businesses millions of dollars. Read More

Don’t forget to feed retirement accounts — yours and theirs

August 13, 2014
During the downturn of the economy, we saw owners make personal sacrifices in order to keep their companies afloat. Read More

Regionalism holds the key to a successful economy

August 8, 2014
As I wrote in my last Business Journal post, the headline from Michigan Future’s just released report “State Policies Matter: How Minnesota’s Tax, Spending and Social Policies Help It Achieve the Best Economy Among Great Lakes States” clearly represents the starkly different path Minnesota has taken on state taxes and spending. Read More

Minnesota: A case study of prosperity

July 18, 2014
Michigan Future –– the think tank I lead –– has just released its latest report: “State Policies Matter: How Minnesota’s Tax, Spending and Social Policies Help It Achieve the Best Economy Among Great Lakes States.” Read More

Worrisome situation in Iraq may impact construction prices

June 20, 2014
Overall construction materials prices remained flat in May but are up 1.6 percent year over year, according to this month’s Producer Price Index supplied by the U.S. Department of Labor. 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

Michigan: a laggard, not a leader

April 11, 2014
Listening to the press, elected officials in Lansing and Michigan business leaders, one gets the sense that Michigan has one of — if not the — best state economies. Read More

40 Under Forty class headed in right direction

January 24, 2014
It was my great pleasure to serve as a judge for the Business Journal’s 2013 40 Under Forty class. Read More