State's Christmas tree growers pass on traditions to make up No. 3 market

December 19, 2012
LANSING — Ken Prince, owner of KP Tree and Nursery in Allendale, is one of many Christmas tree growers in the state who faces a potential business crisis because of last summer’s drought. Read More

Local government jobs still lure new college graduates

But many are finding opportunities in the nonprofit sector, too.

December 15, 2012
LANSING — For recent college grads wanting government jobs, the overall number of opportunities continues to shrink. Read More

State money encourages new high-tech startups

Grand Rapids’ Smart Zone is right in the thick of things.

December 8, 2012
LANSING — With $8.5 million in grants to award, the state is encouraging local programs to support high-tech startup companies. Read More

State expands GVSU model in fight against obesity

November 26, 2012
LANSING — State and higher education institutions are expanding a new model that bridges communications among health professions in the fight against obesity. Read More

Ad money delivers increase in statewide tourism

State pulled in $17.7 billion from tourism last year.

November 6, 2012
LANSING — Pure Michigan, regional tourism organizations and researchers are working together to attract visitors from outside of Michigan — and spending less money to do it than other states. Read More

Bills flow through legislature with little chance of passage

But there are many reasons why they are introduced.

November 3, 2012
LANSING — The end of the political year is coming soon, but some lawmakers are still proposing bills, even if they might not pass this term. Read More