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When voters repealed Michigan’s personal property tax for manufacturers in 2014, it was hailed as a major victory in a prolonged fight by the business community to revamp the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

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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. 

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Like many West Michigan manufacturers, Rapid-Line Inc. faces a major hurdle when it comes to staffing.

Published in Manufacturing

The Michigan House of Representative passed a series of bills yesterday with wide bipartisan support to limit the effects of the $9.4 billion in outstanding tax credits issued under the former Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) program. But industry groups say the legislation effectively serves as a step toward incentive disarmament that will hurt Michigan’s ability to attract businesses and jobs.

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Put a group of local executives together to talk about their hiring needs and it probably won’t be long before the phrases start to fly.

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Michigan’s business community appears to lack a unified front as the May 5 election approaches for Proposal 1, a major ballot measure seeking to overhaul the state’s mechanism for transportation funding.

Published in Economic Development

Three Muskegon-area manufacturing companies have banded together to create their own on-site health care clinics to better manage employee health.

Published in Manufacturing

New reports show Michigan’s 2008 renewable energy mandate has worked as intended, but lawmakers must now decide what to do next when the policy sunsets at the end of this year.

Published in Energy

The state of Michigan recently approved a grant to aid community colleges in purchasing equipment and training for students studying skilled trades. Approximately $14.3 million of the state’s $50 million grant program, coined the Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program (CCSTEP), was distributed to institutions in West Michigan.

Published in In the News

Michigan continues to rank 13th in the U.S. for its overall business tax burden, holding to a position that improved significantly in the last few years after legislators enacted sweeping changes to the state’s tax code.

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