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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.
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.
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.
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.
Economic, community development officials call for action to raise wages
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.