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Displaying items by tag: Michigan Manufacturers Association

Ask manufacturing executives about their biggest challenges and they’ll most likely sum it up in one word: talent. As Michigan’s unemployment rate continues to shrink, manufacturers have struggled to attract and retain people, especially the in-demand skilled workers they need to run their highly automated plants. The Lansing-based Michigan Manufacturers Association has heeded its members’ call by partnering with the SME Education Foundation and the Manufacturing Institute on a new talent solution, said MMA President and CEO Chuck Hadden. SME’s Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education (PRIME) initiative offers customizable curricula, while the Institute’s “Dream It Do It” program provides a framework for manufacturers to communicate more effectively with educators. 

Published in Economic Development

LANSING — The Michigan Economic Development Corp. could expand its toolbox of incentives under a proposed payroll tax abatement program.

Published in Breaking News

LANSING — Sweeping energy policy reform that has taken nearly two years to move through the state Legislature could face a contentious debate during the remaining days of the post-election lame duck session.

Published in Economic Development

KALAMAZOO — Researchers at the Michigan Geological Survey hope a state grant will better position government, businesses and other stakeholders to understand the natural resources that lie under the ground. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 18 September 2016 13:28

West Michigan employers brace for new OT regs

Anew ruling aimed at giving more salaried workers access to overtime pay may have negative consequences for West Michigan companies and could ultimately end up hurting workers, despite the best of intentions. 

Published in Talent

Gov. Rick Snyder has approved a package of bills designed to clarify the process for manufacturers filing personal property tax (PPT) exemptions.

Published in Breaking News

When voters repealed Michigan’s personal property tax for manufacturers in 2014, it was hailed as a major victory in a prolonged fight by the business community to revamp the state’s tax code. 

Published in Breaking News

Manufacturing industry groups are tracking a number of key policy issues this year that could have a variety of implications on their West Michigan members. 

Published in Manufacturing
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