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The state legislature’s inaction on extending equal civil rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has led a growing number of prominent West Michigan business leaders to call for change.
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Despite a supportive state legislature and much excitement from the West Michigan area that Las Vegas-based Switch Communications Group LLC could soon move into the Steelcase Pyramid building, Gov. Rick Snyder says he needs time to examine the legislation closely.
West Michigan companies will continue to add workers over the next two years, just not at the rapid pace they have in 2015.That’s according to George Erickcek, a senior regional analyst with the Kalamazoo-based W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
Dangling the carrot of a $5 billion investment and 1,000 new jobs, a Nevada-based data center operator asked the Michigan Legislature to change state tax laws to be competitive with other states.
State lawmakers could likely establish a system to tax and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries this month, but many question whether those businesses will ever thrive in West Michigan.
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Michigan ranks near the top nationally for the growth of women- and minority-owned businesses in the middle-market segment. That’s according to a new national report from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet, which analyzed 136,603 middle-market businesses, defined as companies with annual revenues of more than $10 million but less than $1 billion.
A bipartisan team of political and legal players will work around an unwilling state Legislature to expand civil rights protections for Michigan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Fair Michigan campaign has launched a statewide ballot initiative that would ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment banning discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender and gender identity.
As stakeholders seek to attract more corporate tenants to Grand Rapids’ central business district, they could look to Des Moines, Iowa as one example of a similarly-sized city that’s been successful at luring in major corporate tenants.