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While Detroit’s record-setting municipal bankruptcy may be a distant memory, many business leaders around the state still view the financial health of Michigan’s municipalities as a potential ticking time bomb.

Published in Economic Development

Mark Williams worked at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans for about 20 years as an employee of the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. He was laid off in 2013 when the state privatized the facility and turned to contracted workers.

Published in Economic Development

The Legislature’s 2016 lame-duck session was marked by both bipartisan agreement on tough policy issues as well as contentious attempts to solve ongoing state problems that nonetheless split along party lines.

Published in Crystal Ball

Mike Jandernoa leaves the board at Perrigo Co. plc next spring and in the process ends a link to the company’s past when it was a far smaller producer of medications in rural Allegan.

Published in Health Biz

Gov. Rick Snyder remains hopeful that lawmakers can pass increased funding this fall for the state’s roads.

Published in In the News
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

GRAND RAPIDS — Regardless of what happens to the Affordable Care Act after the November presidential election, Tom Pellathy knows the health care system must reform how providers are paid and how care is delivered.

Published in In the News

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