Month: May 2019

State proposes to close Southwest Michigan community high schools

BENTON HARBOR, MI – The state is proposing to close Benton Harbor High School and Alternative High School as a way to achieve better academic success. State officials presented the idea on Friday, May 24, and said it needed approval from the Benton Harbor area schools education council before any plans went ahead. before. High …

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Is space the next frontier for Michigan’s economy? » WDET 101.9 FM

Alex McLenon NASA/Dmitri Gerondidakis Michigan’s economy could soon find itself in the cosmos. At least that’s the goal of the Michigan Launch Initiative, a state grant to build a spaceport north of the 45th parallel at a location yet to be determined. The project would allow Michigan to gain a foothold in the commercial satellite …

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Michigan economy ‘strong’ but facing trade war ‘steamroller’

Lansing – Michigan is expected to continue to create jobs and boost incomes in years to come, but an escalation in the international trade war could shatter assumptions and hit the state hard, top economists told lawmakers Friday. Experts say strong ties to the auto industry and manufacturing make Michigan’s economy particularly susceptible to the …

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Craft Beer Industry Helps Boost Michigan’s Economy

Michigan State University has released a first-of-its-kind study, published in the journal Beverages, that shows the respectable economic impact of the entire booming beer and craft beer value chain on the state of Michigan. Trey MaloneMSU agricultural economist, is the lead author of the study. “The idea of ​​craft beer isn’t very old,” says Malone. …

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Tariff situation “worrying” for the Michigan economy

Michigan jobs totaling approximately 1.18 million are supported by international trade, and 89% of Michigan’s exporters are small and medium-sized businesses. The president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is watching the trade war with China closely. “[It’s] worrying for the agro-industry and for the manufacturing sector. I think it’s the next two …

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Survey shows continued easing in West Michigan economy

The economy continued to ‘boom’ in West Michigan in early spring, even as economist Brian Long’s monthly survey of industrial purchasing managers again showed signs of slowing growth. the growth. The sales and employment activity indices both fell in April, while the purchase and production indices improved. Brian Long, Director of Supply Management Research at …

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What’s at the tap? Michigan’s Economy

Michigan State University has released a first-of-its-kind study, published in the journal Beverages, that shows the respectable economic impact of the entire beer and booming craft beer value chain on the state of Michigan. Not only does the study accurately quantify Michigan’s industry, it also provides a template for all states to accurately measure their …

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What’s on the tap? Michigan’s economy | MSU Today

Need economic growth? Take a cold craft beer (industry). Michigan State University has published a one-of-a-kind study, published in the journal Beverages, which shows the respectable economic impact of the entire burgeoning beer and craft beer value chain on the state of Michigan. Not only does the study accurately quantify Michigan’s industry, it also provides …

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Beach smoking ban being considered by Michigan community

ELK RAPIDS, MI – A village in northern Michigan is considering a proposal to ban smoking in parks and beaches. The proposal at Elk Rapids, located northeast of Traverse City, aims to improve air quality and reduce waste in public spaces, according to an Associated Press report. The proposed ban follows complaints about discarded cigarette …

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Refusing to dig a pipeline is burying Michigan’s economy

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is already backtracking on campaign promises to improve Michigan’s infrastructure and create jobs. On her first day in office, she took preliminary steps to block a major infrastructure project – the upgrade of the Line 5 crude oil and natural gas pipelines that provide residents of the Upper Peninsula with fuel for …

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