Guest Column

Opinions and tips from experts within the community.


Political change and polarization

June 23, 2017
Philanthropy’s major elements (nonprofits, volunteers and donors) are dealing with a number of economic, political and social forces that are ultimately reshaping the traditional boundaries these actors have come to rely on to engage in long-term community problem solving. Read More

A four-pronged approach to economic well-being in Michigan

June 16, 2017
It was an honor to serve as a member of Gov. Rick Snyder’s Building the 21st Century Economy Commission. Read More

Craft brewers: developing the right infrastructure to grow

With the craft beer industry continuing to grow, key players in the $23.5-billion market are constantly looking for ways to scale their businesses and meet increasing consumer demands. Read More

Massive opportunities for small businesses in government contracting

When most people think about companies that sell goods and services to the federal government, they probably think big: aircraft from Boeing or tanks from General Dynamics. Read More

Appealing property tax assessments when you miss the deadline

May 19, 2017
Appealing real property tax assessments on business property requires careful attention to the details, including filing the appeal by the relevant deadlines. Read More

On the chopping block: Tax deductions on retirement funds

May 12, 2017
The new administration is considering tax reform that would exclude tax deductibility for 401(k) and other retirement vehicles. Read More

Work to reverse the Great Decoupling

The need for Michigan to adopt a new economic agenda is clear.

May 5, 2017
The need for Michigan to adopt a new economic agenda is clear. Read More

Free-market health care would save $2.3 trillion a year

April 28, 2017
The main reason Congress is having a difficult time with health care legislation is a failure to recognize the costs of our current health care system. Read More

Flyer beware: Drone regs tighten usage

April 21, 2017
Seems like you can’t turn a page — or open your curtains — without seeing a drone. Read More

Before voting on Kent ISD millage, know the facts

April 14, 2017
On May 2, voters across the Kent Intermediate School District will be asked to approve a 0.9-mill tax hike to boost school funding. Read More