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Grant gives boost to educating residents

Lumina Foundation likes mayor’s To College-Through College initiative.

June 13, 2014
Grand Rapids was one of 35 U.S. cities to receive a $160,000 Lumina Foundation grant in early June that will be used to help more young residents of the community earn college degrees. Read More

Growth seeds planted by a city’s real owners

May 23, 2014
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, flew into Detroit last week to announce the investment bank’s decision to provide $100 million in loans — including some endowment funds — to business and property owners in the city that is $18 billion in debt. Recipients of those loans may or may not reside in Detroit. Read More

West Michigan firms see Detroit’s potential

Motor City is becoming more interested in this area’s cultural amenities.

May 23, 2014
Back in the 1930s, 47 Commerce Ave. SW housed an auto repair shop. Read More

BLM: Michigan outperforming U.S. economy

A survey of the largest state employers shows they are increasingly optimistic.

April 25, 2014
Business Leaders for Michigan, a statewide organization of corporate executives based in Detroit, is projecting the Michigan and U.S. economies will grow in the next six to 18 months, but expects Michigan’s economy to continue to outperform the U.S. economy. Read More

Debate looms over how to divide the state surplus

Contextually, the amount in question is pretty small.

LANSING —Tax cuts or a tax rebate? Pensions or a bailout for Detroit? Read More

Airports expect fewer travel snarls during holidays

Detroit and Ford question report stating half of world’s airports will face delays.

December 13, 2013
LANSING — Travel becomes more frustrating on the day before major holidays, the U.S. Travel Association warns, but airport officials in Detroit and Grand Rapids aren’t concerned. Read More

Like it or not, Metro Detroit and GR are comparable

October 18, 2013
University of Michigan economist Don Grimes and I are working on our annual progress report on the Michigan economy. Read More

Will Detroit's bankruptcy end irresponsible lending?

September 17, 2013
Detroit’s bankruptcy will ultimately have a positive impact on cities across West Michigan and the U.S. Read More

Motor City financial madness and institutions of higher debt

September 13, 2013
Most of the world’s major economies have developed a cavalier attitude toward debt that is not only unique to them but also held by millions of households that are financing college education. Read More

Detroit will recover on the shoulders of business leaders

July 26, 2013
Grand Rapids Business Journal applauded Gov. Rick Snyder’s move in February to appoint a six-member Michigan financial review team to determine whether it should declare a financial emergency in Detroit and allow an emergency financial manager to take over city operations. Read More