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Michigan’s farmers and food processors are closely watching how talks of trade wars and retaliatory tariffs could affect the nearly $2.7 billion in exports they send to other countries.

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Michigan’s role in improving manufacturing efficiency has come a long way since the invention of the assembly line.

Published in Manufacturing

Advanced industries continue to drive employment growth in Grand Rapids in the face of talent constraints.

Published in In the News

A new report issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has some good news for Michigan’s auto industry.

Published in Manufacturing

When the state passed the so-called “Right-to-Work” legislation last year, lawmakers claimed the measure, which ends compulsory union membership, would help lure more jobs to the state.

Published in Manufacturing

The Brookings Institution’s Mark Muro outlined a three-part plan for states such as Michigan to succeed amid an evolving automotive sector.

Published in Manufacturing

A new study outlines a path for southern states to play more of a key role in the evolving automotive industry. The prescription: Get what Michigan’s already got — the brains of the auto industry. With the South nipping at the state’s heels, the report suggests Michigan must continue to bolster its supply chain clusters, technological innovation and skilled workforce.

Published in Manufacturing

It comes as no surprise that West Michigan shares a substantial cultural heritage with the Netherlands, but the two regions also have significant business and agricultural ties.

Published in Focus
Friday, 14 September 2012 07:00

Cities, education need state’s attention

GRAND RAPIDS — Michigan’s economy may be on an upward trend now, but policymakers and leaders want to know how to maintain that trajectory and prepare for the state’s future economic needs. 


Published in In the News

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