WEST MICHIGAN — Legislation awaiting Gov. Rick Snyder’s approval could triple the number of communities that use a special type of tax-increment financing to attract high-tech development and innovation.
GRAND RAPIDS — A key change in managerial structure could position Gerald R. Ford International Airport for future growth and stronger regional representation.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 22, 2015.
LUDINGTON — John Wilson hopes to foster the spirit of entrepreneurism in Ludington. If the new $50,000 business plan competition he’s sponsoring ends up creating a new business in the lakeshore community, all the better.
Two bills before the state Legislature highlight a contentious debate over how and in what capacity governmental bodies should regulate the so-called sharing economy.
In light of legislative attempts to break through the regulatory patchwork businesses face in communities throughout Michigan, some local government officials are asking whether the state has too many layers of government in the first place.
West Michigan’s business outlook continues to improve, but local economic development officials see a potentially tumultuous time ahead for their statewide partners at the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
Proposed legislation intended to improve Michigan’s business climate faces strong opposition from officials in local government who say it will have the opposite effect and thwart their ability to exercise local control.
MACKINAC ISLAND — While Southeast Michigan leaders at this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference acknowledge that their region’s economy still has room for improvement, they’ve started to pivot from a focus on fixing immediate problems to tackling long-term solutions instead.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 8, 2015:
As attendees of this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference focused on transportation themes, it’s clear that improving public mass transit is just as important as working to repair roads, according to a panel of experts who spoke at the event.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 26, 2015:
Within hours after voters soundly rejected a sales tax increase to help pay for improving the state’s roads, Democratic lawmakers started suggesting that Michigan’s business community needs to pay its “fair share” for infrastructure.
Money is pouring into the craft beer industry these days, as players from across the capital spectrum open their spigots to fund startups, expansions and a growing number of liquidity events.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 11, 2015.