Month: April 2020

Why the coronavirus hit Michigan economy harder, longer

DETROIT — The growing economic crisis triggered by the pandemic is expected to last longer and hit harder in Michigan than in most places, as the state grapples with the fallout from a severe coronavirus outbreak and continued dependence on with regard to manufacturing. Michigan’s economy tends to be more cyclical than the national economy, …

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Child care is a barrier to restarting Michigan’s economy

A new report suggests that restarting Michigan’s economy will face a serious hurdle – a lack of child care services. the National Association for the Education of Young Children estimates that 41% of Michigan’s licensed child care spaces will be lost because many providers don’t have the money or the staff to reopen. Simon Workman …

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EGLE virtually celebrates Earth Day with the Michigan community

Although people weren’t able to celebrate Earth Day the way they wanted, the Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) hosted a live broadcast to honor the day. while staying safe inside. “I’ll be honest. I was quite disappointed that we weren’t going to be able to meet in person, and so …

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Michigan community colleges see drop in summer enrollment – Spaces4Learning

Business Michigan Community Colleges See Fall in Summer Enrollment By Yvonne Marquez 04/20/20 Michigan Community Colleges See Falling Summer Enrollments, An Indication of What’s Coming to Fall, Reports The Detroit Free Press. The summer sessions start from the first week of May and many will follow at the end of May. As an example of …

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Could a longer shutdown of the coronavirus (COVID-19) be better for Michigan’s economy in the long run?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Could staying at home longer because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) ultimately benefit us economically? Public health experts are pushing to be patient with current restrictions to avoid a second spike in disease. Dr. Howard Markel is one of the researchers who helped coax the phrase “flatten the curve”. He is director …

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Could Michigan’s economy start to reopen in May? Governor Whitmer sends mixed messages

Click to enlarge Darren Hood, Detroit Stock City Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared the protest earlier today against her coronavirus stay-at-home order – in which people gathered in Lansing, many not wearing face masks and many disobeying distancing guidelines social by standing close to and touching each other – “maybe just created a need to lie …

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Senate Republicans have 5-step plan to jumpstart Michigan’s economy

The coronavirus against Detroit A dystopian way of life has taken hold on the Detroit subway as the coronavirus rages, but humanity is shining in the face of COVID-19. Brian Kaufman, Detroit Free Press videographer The Republican Senate caucus presented Gov. Gretchen Whitmer with a five-phase plan to revive Michigan’s economy. “The Senate Republican Caucus …

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Talks to strategically reopen parts of Michigan’s economy are underway

(4/15/2020) – As Michigan coronavirus cases appear to be leveling off, plans to possibly reopen the state’s economy are underway. “There is a realistic hope that we can get back to some sense of normalcy and then continue to build on that,” Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich said. This is refreshing news for a state …

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Whitmer in talks on Great Lakes regional strategy to reopen Michigan economy

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke to Illinois Governor JB Pritzker about a joint strategy to reopen the Great Lakes regional economy when the threat of the coronavirus subsides , Crain’s learned. Pritzker discussed with his peers in the Upper Midwest a coordinated approach to lifting shelter-in-place orders before President Donald Trump makes a national decision …

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Expert takes a look at how Michigan’s economy can bounce back

(WXYZ) – As more Michiganders file for unemployment and Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order is extended until April 30, the question now arises of how to reopen Michigan, when some of the restrictions are lifted and people can start going back to work? Everywhere you look it’s like a ghost town. Businesses are closed and …

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