Michigan boosting wood export effort

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There is a big demand for wood grown in Michigan for building projects abroad.

LANSING — A 40-foot crate is packed with northern Michigan white cedar panels and siding ready to be shipped to Korea by Boyne Falls-based Town & Country Cedar Products.

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Pay-off of tax breaks widely debated

LANSING — North American Bancard Inc., a Troy-based credit card processing business, chose to expand in Michigan, creating 1,899 jobs because of a $21.5 million tax incentive it will receive over the next 12 years.

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Energy loans could fuel new employment

LANSING — Revolving loans would be available for renewable energy projects if a bill under consideration in the Senate passes.

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Benefit change could help school budgets

September 27, 2009

LANSING — Community colleges would save money in the public schools employee retirement system if a Senate bill passes, according to the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Wayne Kuipers, R-Holland.

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Northern Michigan grocers could benefit

September 24, 2009

LANSING — Improved health and more jobs are among the benefits seen for northern Michigan if tax breaks are given for opening grocery stores in underserved areas, according to the Department of Agriculture.

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