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consortium of academics, government officials and industry leaders wants to refocus the state on wood products and create a hub for bio-materials produced from Michigan’s forests.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:17

Q&A: Gov. Rick Snyder

While ongoing crises with the Detroit Public Schools and Flint’s poisoned water get the majority of headlines, Gov. Rick Snyder says he’s committed to tackling a number of other important issues around the state. The term-limited governor says the remainder of his two years in office will focus on fixing problems, everything from determining how Michigan will fund much-needed infrastructure upgrades to positioning the state as a hub for mobility. Snyder sat down with MiBiz for a wide-ranging discussion during the Mackinac Policy Conference in early June. 

Published in Economic Development

State revenue from taxes paid by small businesses more than doubled as Michigan’s economy improved coming out of the Great Recession and as the overall business tax burden in the state declined.

Published in Finance

new law passed earlier this month modernizes a provision in Michigan’s liquor control code that many craft beverage producers were unknowingly violating in recent years. 

Published in Beer and wine

Gov. Rick Snyder has approved a package of bills designed to clarify the process for manufacturers filing personal property tax (PPT) exemptions.

Published in In the News

Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Grand Rapids deputy city manager Eric DeLong to serve on his newly-created 21st Century Infrastructure Commission, according to a statement.

Published in In the News

Gov. Rick Snyder is asking state lawmakers to increase funding for the popular Skilled Trades Training Fund program as part of his budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

Published in Economic Development

Establishing a regulatory framework for the sale of medical marijuana could generate between $44.3 million and $63.5 million annually in tax revenue for Michigan, according to a new report. 

Published in Economic Development

Despite being embroiled in an ongoing public health crisis in Flint, Gov. Rick Snyder insists that his administration remains committed to accomplishing other goals in his second and final term.

Published in In the News

Michigan’s two leading construction trade groups find themselves on opposite sides of one key industry issue: prevailing wage. 

Published in Commercial Real Estate
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