A significant and expanding group of people in Michigan are working but still not bringing home a paycheck big enough to cover their basic expenses.
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.
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.
Michigan’s role in improving manufacturing efficiency has come a long way since the invention of the assembly line.
Advanced industries continue to drive employment growth in Grand Rapids in the face of talent constraints.