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Displaying items by tag: Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

MACKINAC ISLAND — West Michigan business leaders say that a proposed upgrade of the Soo Locks in the Upper Peninsula is critical for keeping the region’s economy moving forward.

Published in Breaking News

Michigan’s beleaguered K-12 public education system continues to take a beating from the state’s business groups.

Published in Talent
Thursday, 26 April 2018 11:13

State certifies petition to legalize marijuana

Michigan continues to come closer to legalizing and regulating the recreational use of marijuana.

Published in Breaking News

In 2014, the narcotic overdose treatment Naloxone cost $690. Today, the same drug sells for $4,500.

Published in Health Care

Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed final state budget includes hundreds of millions of dollars in one-time investments, increased funding for roads and years-long fees to support environmental initiatives.

Published in Economic Development

GRAND RAPIDS — With the new AMP Lab @WMU that’s set to open this fall, Western Michigan University wants to leverage public- and private-sector partnerships to help local manufacturers innovate and access talent.

Published in Manufacturing

Business and local government advocates aren’t always aligned on policy issues, but both groups say 2018 will require concerted efforts to attract and retain talent in Michigan.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 17 December 2017 18:39

Downtown parking ramp discussion clears MobileGR

GRAND RAPIDS –– After a largely procedural vote striking down a resolution to boost the inventory of public parking in Grand Rapids, city commissioners will likely reconsider the idea now that it’s gone through the proper channels.

GRAND RAPIDS —  The head of the Grand Rapids Public Library says she was “disappointed” and surprised by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to the group’s millage request before city voters on Nov. 7.

Published in Economic Development

West Michigan educators and at least one business group say the Trump administration’s plan to rescind the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program already is leading to anxiety and uncertainty.

Published in Economic Development
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