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Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 27, 2015:

The push by Gov. Rick Snyder to increase liquor license fees by 50 percent appears to be “dead.”

Small regional airports could bear the brunt of changes in the aviation industry. The reason: A projected pilot shortage is only expected to intensify over the next decade.

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 13, 2015.

Federal employment numbers released today show that businesses added fewer jobs than expected last month, providing further evidence to what some say is a widening gulf between the labor supply and employer needs.

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 31, 2015.

It turns out that Hollywood, like most other industries, doesn’t like uncertainty.

Michigan’s business community appears to lack a unified front as the May 5 election approaches for Proposal 1, a major ballot measure seeking to overhaul the state’s mechanism for transportation funding.

The Manistee-based Little River Band of Ottawa Indians last month filed paperwork with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Minneapolis to open a long-planned casino in Fruitport Township at the site of the former Great Lakes Downs racetrack. 

This may finally be the year Republicans in the Legislature move forward with their agenda to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law.

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 16, 2015:

While Gov. Rick Snyder famously campaigned against the government picking winners and losers, the state’s economic development agency during his first term made a clear bet on one segment of the Michigan economy: manufacturing.

MiBiz Growth Report: March 2, 2015

Written by | Sunday, 01 March 2015 16:58 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 2, 2015.

Michigan retailers successfully pushed to level the playing field with online stores, which will be required to charge state sales tax under a new law. That means new revenue for the state, but the impact on bricks-and-mortar retailers like Herm Baker at Vertigo Music remains unclear as buying behaviors continue to shift.

MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 16, 2015

Written by | Sunday, 15 February 2015 13:44 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Feb. 16, 2015.

A skilled workforce is right near the top of just about every business and political leader’s wish list in Michigan.

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