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Economic Development (434)

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 7, 2013

Written by | Sunday, 06 January 2013 23:36 |

The MiBiz Growth Report includes a roundup of news briefs of M&A and expansions in the region

Michigan became a little more competitive with other states over the last two years, although it’s still far from the goal of corporate CEOs to become a top 10 state for economic performance, according to an annual report.

Snyder sat down with MiBiz in his executive office to talk about his legislative accomplishments and his vision for the rest of his term.

Michigan Innovation Index trends flat

Written by | Sunday, 16 December 2012 23:22 |

Slow activity in venture capital funding and business starts and weak employment in the sciences and engineering put downward pressure on an index that track’s Michigan’s environment for innovation.

Harbors beached

Written by | Sunday, 09 December 2012 23:49 |

As West Michigan boaters store their watercraft for the winter, they would do well to think twice when they put their vessels back in the water next year.

Our region has pivoted from a job shortage to a talent shortage.

The clouds seem to be finally lifting on the travel industry.

A $2.24 million ad campaign pitching Michigan as a winter travel destination aims to replicate the success of the summertime Pure Michigan ads that are credited with boosting the state’s tourism industry.

Q&A: Sandy Baruah, Detroit Regional Chamber

Written by | Sunday, 09 December 2012 23:13 |

Building off a career that included serving as the last administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration under George W. Bush, Sandy Baruah now serves as president and CEO of the 20,000-member Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.

MiBiz growth report for Dec. 10, 2012

Written by | Sunday, 09 December 2012 23:00 |

Here is the Dec. 10, 2012 MiBiz Growth Report, which includes a roundup of news briefs of M&A and expansions in the region:

After a number of intensely-debated state ballot proposals and heated candidate races at all levels of government, I believe it is safe to say that we are all pleased to see the 2012 election season come to a close.

President Barack Obama’s re-election dimmed hopes within the U.S. medical device industry that a new excise tax set to take effect Jan. 1 would get repealed.

Charitable giving grows with economic gains

Written by | Sunday, 25 November 2012 23:00 |

As the local economy improves, the level of corporate philanthropy increases.

MiBiz growth report for Nov. 26, 2012

Written by | Sunday, 25 November 2012 21:40 |

Here is the Nov. 26, 2012 MiBiz Growth Report, which includes a roundup of news briefs of M&A and expansions in the region.

Q&A: David Wessel

Written by | Sunday, 11 November 2012 20:27 |

Wessel, who will speak at the Nov. 19 Economic Club of Grand Rapids luncheon at Amway Hotel, spoke with MiBiz about the looming fiscal cliff and how the government can resolve the situation.

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