When it comes to economic development efforts in Michigan, practitioners and policymakers say it’s important to legislate the tools to attract and retain companies, not individual projects.
Growing up in Kalamazoo, Rishi Makkar vividly recalls his father working nights mopping floors at a gas station while chairing the criminal justice department at Western Michigan University by day.
President-elect Donald Trump will enter office in January with an economy that experts say is stable and growing, but one that could probably do better.
LANSING — The Michigan Economic Development Corp. could expand its toolbox of incentives under a proposed payroll tax abatement program.
Experts in the automotive industry have a simple message for companies figuring out how to navigate a changing vehicle market: Embrace the eventual shift to autonomous cars or you will cease to exist.
As the state grapples with the Flint water crisis and a long-term funding solution for Detroit Public Schools, business advocates hope lawmakers will still be able to tackle policies that keep health care costs down, add transparency and help companies attract talent.
After a marathon session and more than four years of back-and-forth, the Michigan Legislature last night passed a bill that will generate $1.2 billion in revenue from new and existing sources to fix and maintain the state’s roads.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp., the quasi-governmental agency tasked with supporting business attraction and retention efforts in the state, needed to reorganize with layoffs in the wake of a sizeable budget shortfall.
A skilled workforce is right near the top of just about every business and political leader’s wish list in Michigan.
The Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) has long advocated to make Michigan a top 10 state for jobs, personal income and a healthy economy. But a new report by the group shows that its lofty goal could be difficult to achieve given current trends.