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Displaying items by tag: Anderson Economic Group LLC

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 22:14

Banking executives see strong commercial lending environment at midyear

Business lending remained strong through midyear despite rising interest rates and economic uncertainty that’s generating worries about a potential recession, according to regional banking executives.

Published in Finance
Friday, 20 March 2020 08:19

University of Michigan economists see second quarter recession

University of Michigan economists expect the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic to drive the U.S. economy into recession for the second quarter.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 15 September 2019 15:24

Delays extend Grand Rapids Whitewater start to 2021

GRAND RAPIDS — Officials expect to begin the $45 million project to restore the rapids in the Grand River by July 2021, later than they had originally projected.


Sunday, 18 August 2019 17:50

BANKING: Banks and credit unions wait for federal law to become more cannabis-friendly

The legalization of cannabis in Michigan offers an emerging economic sector for banks and credit unions, but only if Congress enacts legislation to change existing federal law and allow them into the market.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 04 August 2019 19:34

DEVELOPING AN INDUSTRY: Companies race to supply Michigan’s fledgling cannabis industry, yet avoid the spotlight

West Michigan businesses are building strategies to accommodate and support the grand opening of the state’s new billion-dollar cannabis industry, although many still crowd behind a self-imposed shroud of secrecy. 

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 07 July 2019 19:00

Top rating could boost new liability insurance carrier for cannabis industry

GRAND RAPIDS — Securing a top rating for financial stability could boost business for a West Michigan company that underwrites product liability insurance coverage for the cannabis industry.

Published in Finance

Thursday, 01 November 2018 15:34

Plans for key sites on banks of Grand River unveiled

GRAND RAPIDS — A broad group of stakeholders on Thursday unveiled conceptual plans for re-designing public spaces on both banks of the Grand River through downtown Grand Rapids.

Friday, 26 October 2018 10:45

Study estimates marijuana as $1.4 billion industry for Michigan

Marijuana for recreational use by adults could become a $1.4 billion industry in Michigan in the years ahead.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 09 September 2018 21:39

Michigan’s research universities pump $18.7 billion into state economy

The big three research universities in Michigan generated nearly $18.7 billion in economic impact across the state, an amount that grew 46 percent over 11 years even as public funding for higher education waned.

Published in Breaking News

Saturday, 21 July 2018 11:49

Redevelopment boom expected as part of Grand River restoration

GRAND RAPIDS — Efforts to restore the rapids in the Grand River might be a year or more away from launching, but stakeholders already have started thinking about opportunities the project will create throughout downtown.

Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00

Michigan research universities rank 3rd among peers for innovation

Michigan’s big three research universities kept up with their peers during the past decade in graduating talent, but lagged in commercializing innovations stemming from research.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:36

Construction could start on Grand River restoration next year

GRAND RAPIDS –– The Grand River helped to make Grand Rapids “Furniture City” more than a century ago, and now many believe that Michigan’s longest river will soon revert from a largely passive asset back to an active one.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 17 September 2017 19:00

MSU opens new $88.1 million Grand Rapids Research Center

GRAND RAPIDS — The new Grand Rapids Research Center opens this week, anchoring the western end of the city’s Medical Mile cluster of education, health care and research institutions and elevating Michigan State University’s role in biomedicine.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:31

Michigan research universities spin out more startups, report finds

The number of startup companies spun out of Michigan’s top three research universities trended higher as of mid-decade, a possible product of heightened support for entrepreneurship in recent years.

Published in Archive
Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:31

Michigan research universities spin out more startups, report finds

The number of startup companies spun out of Michigan’s top three research universities trended higher as of mid-decade, a possible product of heightened support for entrepreneurship in recent years.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 04 September 2016 17:14

Rivers of vibrancy: Cities embrace waterways as economic development strategy

GRAND RAPIDS — Restoring the Grand River to its former state and encouraging more recreational uses of the waterway in downtown Grand Rapids may be part of the long game of economic development, but a variety of companies have started banking on the notion that improvements will occur. 

Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:41

‘Fairer Approach’ — Biz-backed tax study finds companies pay fair share

State revenue from taxes paid by small businesses more than doubled as Michigan’s economy improved coming out of the Great Recession and as the overall business tax burden in the state declined.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 07 February 2016 22:51

State research universities lead peers in talent generation, lag in commercializing ideas

If developing, attracting and retaining talent remains key to future economic prosperity, then Michigan’s big three research universities say they’re clearly doing their part, at least on the front end of the equation.

Published in Talent