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Two Michigan congressmen behind legislation that would create a $50.5 billion relief fund for small businesses nationwide hope to get it included in the next federal aid package that may come before Congress this summer.

Published in Small Business

State lawmakers will consider a bill this week that waives penalties for property owners who defer payments on their summer property tax bills because of hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Published in Economic Development

University of Michigan researchers told state officials at this month’s revenue estimating conference they anticipate a gradual economic recovery in the next few years, resulting in an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent by the end of 2022.

Published in Economic Development

Federal stimulus funding has started trickling into Michigan to offset costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but pressure continues for more sweeping relief to offset losses in sales and income taxes.

Published in Economic Development

Shrinking revenue from sales, income and gasoline taxes could cost state and local governments billions of dollars in the coming months, potentially cutting already stretched services and leading to a prolonged recession without sufficient federal support.

Published in Economic Development

Muskegon County officials are hoping the possible purchase of 377 acres of private land will increase the quality of life and help with talent attraction.

Published in Economic Development

After intense debate in recent years, Holland’s short-term rental pilot program has proven to be less eventful than some city leaders had feared.

When Meijer Inc. last month nearly halved the taxable value of its 195,000-square-foot store in Marquette just a year after it opened, the move set off an outcry from advocates for local government. 

Nearly 600 Michigan communities have reportedly opted out of allowing recreational marijuana businesses, which experts say is the result of uncertainty clouding the 2018 ballot initiative.

Published in Economic Development

Two lakeshore communities are rethinking how former industrial sites will play a role in future development along their waterfronts. 

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