Items Tagged with 'West Michigan Policy Forum'


Criminal justice reform is the right thing to do, for all of us

March 9, 2018
More than a decade ago, law enforcement leaders supported smart criminal justice reform because they recognized that overincarceration would not make Michigan safer. Read More

Reserving space on the Capitol lawn? Let’s hope it is for pension reform

December 1, 2017
Recent stories coming out of Lansing indicate lobbying groups are planning to camp out in Lansing to rally against potential solutions to fund local government’s retirement promises. Read More

Stryker VP: We are at the forefront of robotic surgery

Company sponsors middle school robotic teams to encourage children to follow career path.

September 30, 2016
Just three days before she was part of a panel discussion at the West Michigan Policy Forum, Stryker Corporation Vice President Katy Fink saw something incredible on a trip to China. Read More

Tech policy expert: Data will fuel innovation

Alec Ross speaks about affected industries during West Michigan Policy Forum.

September 30, 2016
The next age of innovation will be fueled by data, according to technology policy expert Alec Ross. Read More

West Michigan Policy Forum ranks policy initiatives

September 27, 2016
After concluding a full-day conference downtown, members of the West Michigan Policy Forum voted on the top five “pro-business” policy priorities for the state to address. Read More

Forum strength rests on strong voices

August 26, 2016
The bi-annual West Michigan Policy Forum reservation line is open, even as the agenda still is taking shape for the Sept. 26 event, which currently gives emphasis to the GOP national agenda and presidential candidates. Read More

Investment in electronic transmission infrastructure powers growth

October 17, 2014
I noted with great interest that the leading mandate out of the 2014 West Michigan Policy Forum was a call to action on needed investment in the state’s infrastructure. Read More

Economic freedom is key to health care reform

October 17, 2014
I left the recent West Michigan Policy Forum with a bit of a different perspective than most who attended. Read More

State, region need to start planning now for big data highways

October 10, 2014
Steelcase Inc.’s James Hackett, director and vice chair, led what was the most important session of the West Michigan Policy Forum two weeks ago, focused on the digital highway and the increasing gi-normity of “big data.” Read More

Clearing the pathways to Michigan's prosperity

October 3, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder has a couple of takeaways from the West Michigan Policy Forum, which last week counted 450 participants from 230 Michigan businesses in almost 50 communities. Read More