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Changing preferences challenge transportation agencies

LANSING — Increased fuel efficiency, an insufficient gas tax and younger generations’ disinterest in owning cars have created a complicated combination of financial concerns for Michigan transportation agencies. Read More

Special lane designations would increase mass transit efficiency

Bill seeks approval to construct BRT lanes on Michigan highways.

LANSING — A new bill to allow local transit agencies to construct Bus Rapid Transit lanes on state highways would make mass transit more efficient, advocates say. Read More

Women are largest growing group of entrepreneurs

Report finds that more women ‘evolve’ into business than set out as entrepreneurs.

LANSING — The largest-growing segment of entrepreneurs in the U.S. is minority women, according to the 2015 State of Women-Owned Business Report, a report commissioned by American Express. Read More

Job creation cuts unemployment rate

LANSING — The unemployment rate in Michigan had a significant drop of 1.6 percent from September 2014 to September 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Community colleges can diversify skill sets

LANSING — Community colleges serve as educational stepping-stones to higher learning institutions and trade schools, creating a gateway for students who want to advance their education, enter the workforce or enrich their skills. Read More

Young entrepreneurs staying in Michigan

Grand Rapids is a place where good ideas can really make a difference.

LANSING — In a state that is battling to overcome its perception as an economic sinkhole, the presence of revived cities, growing local economies and the idealistic attitude of students are starting to keep young entrepreneurs in Michigan. Read More