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Displaying items tagged: Brookings Institution

Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:00

Biz groups quiet on economic implications of abortion restrictions

The longstanding U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which has protected abortion access before fetal viability for 49 years, is set to be directly challenged this year. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 09 May 2021 18:00

Municipalities and organizations play catch-up on diversity, equity and inclusion as minority business leaders seek resources

It’s been a year since social media timelines were filled with Black Lives Matter hashtags, messages of solidarity with people of color, and promises to address racism as organizations responded to the national racial justice movement.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 05 July 2020 14:34

Automation firms pitch robots as solution to social distancing for manufacturers

Robotics and automation could offer manufacturers a key way forward to operating in the post-coronavirus environment because of their ability to reduce workplace contamination and worker interactions. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:57

COVID-19 highlights structural changes needed for unemployment system, researchers say

As some employers express concern about retaining workers who are earning more income through unemployment benefits than their normal paychecks, researchers say long-term structural fixes are needed to state and federal programs.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 15 March 2020 15:30

Economic, community development officials call for action to raise wages

significant and expanding group of people in Michigan are working but still not bringing home a paycheck big enough to cover their basic expenses. 

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

Concept for regional fund to back Great Lakes VC investors faces key hurdles

The idea sounds simple: Create a $150 million to $200 million fund supported by foundations and university endowments to back venture capital investors in the Great Lakes states.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 01 April 2018 23:26

Tariffs could threaten Michigan’s $2.7 billion ag exports, industry experts warn

Michigan’s farmers and food processors are closely watching how talks of trade wars and retaliatory tariffs could affect the nearly $2.7 billion in exports they send to other countries.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 18 March 2018 11:12

Technical knowhow: West Michigan evolves as hub for automation

Michigan’s role in improving manufacturing efficiency has come a long way since the invention of the assembly line.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 20:00

Advanced manufacturing jobs continue to grow in Grand Rapids, albeit slower

Advanced industries continue to drive employment growth in Grand Rapids in the face of talent constraints.

Published in Breaking News