Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce'

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Business groups oppose state sick leave proposal

MMA and chamber say ballot proposal is too broad and would create unfair burden for employers.

June 8, 2018
Business leaders statewide are voicing opposition to a measure that would guarantee workers at least one hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked. Read More

Letter: Current redistricting system is broken

May 25, 2018
Editor: As a longtime Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce member, I was disheartened to learn the GR Chamber is opposing the proposal to create a citizens commission to draw future voting districts in Michigan. Read More

Good-paying jobs key to Michigan’s success

May 25, 2018
The economic headline this month is the unemployment rate nationally falling below 4 percent for the first time since the turn of the century. Read More

Parking solutions should take precedent

May 25, 2018
The month of May has brought a series of approvals for the Downtown Development Authority’s $10-million budget attending the GR Forward initiatives, including $2.63 million for a “mobility strategy” related to “bike-friendly” parking solutions, street and boulevard “improvements,” extended DASH service and “education outreach” for “options in and out of downtown.” Read More

‘Vital’ action required for overdue parking issue

March 30, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids will be cited for its “Vital Streets” plan this month, and while the Business Journal offers congratulations for the professional planners association’s recognition of adherence to process and the city’s adoption of national goals to significantly reduce vehicular traffic while increasing pedestrian, bicycle and public transit, we believe such an occasion begs the problem solving left unfinished. Read More

Education leaders call for systemic changes

Michigan’s State Board of Education takes some heat for differing priorities.

March 30, 2018
Michigan education leaders say the system is working against children. Read More

BLM makes education policy proposals

Report outlines suggestions based on educational best practices from other states to address Michigan’s ‘crisis.’

March 23, 2018
Business Leaders for Michigan released a review of the country’s K-12 best practices and outlined a set of principles the organization’s members believe can lead to better student performance. Read More

This broken record needs to be fixed

March 23, 2018
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Read More

2018 report: Michigan third-graders are now the ‘lowest-performing students in the U.S.’

March 9, 2018
The Business Journal is reporting on no fewer than three significant announcements from Gov. Rick Snyder, from Business Leaders for Michigan and an analysis by The Right Place Inc. regarding its failed proposal vying for the Amazon HQ2 project. Read More

Maintaining NAFTA important to future of GR, West Michigan

March 2, 2018

For more than 24 years, NAFTA has been producing results for the U.S., for Michigan and our community. 

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