Michigan economy

Reviews | Michigan economy needs more state support for child care and preschool

The pandemic has put a strain on Michigan’s early care and education system. Incomes have declined due to social distancing rules and parents’ reluctance to put children back in place. Many child care and preschool programs have closed for good, while others have run into debt. In addition, low wages for workers have long been …

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Ironman will have a positive impact on the economy of northern Michigan

The Frankfort-Elberta business community is excited by the prospect of thousands of people coming to the area the week of September 12 for the 2021 Ironman 70.3 competition. Very few people won’t say that 2020 hasn’t been difficult for the Northern Michigan business community. While this summer has been a lot better from a business …

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Governor Whitmer notes Michigan economy rebound with jobs figures

LANSING, Michigan (WJRT) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the latest employment figures for Michigan indicate continued improvement in the state’s economy. Figures released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth show that the state’s unemployment rate fell in July to 4.8%, which is well below the national average of 5.4%. Michigan businesses …

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Study: Line 5 Closure Seriously Threatens Michigan Economy | Michigan

(The Center Square) – It doesn’t look like the ongoing legal standoff between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration and developers of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline spanning the Straits of Mackinac will be resolved anytime soon. However, an independent study published last month by the American Petroleum Institute adds fuel to the fire by detailing the …

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Opinion: Public Investments in Electric Transportation Critical to Michigan Economy | Opinion

By Jane McCurry Pride in the auto industry runs through many Michiganders, myself included. Henry Ford is an ancestor of mine which brings my fondness for the auto industry much closer to my heart. With the same tenderness and a little enthusiasm, I speak of the radical and lasting changes that we are seeing in …

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Economic Opus: Interlochen’s Ripple Effect on Northern Michigan Economy

You’re probably familiar with summer camp, live concerts, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts alumni roster that includes more than its fair share of superstars. But what kind of impact does the world-renowned arts organization have on the economy of northern Michigan at large? An internal Interlochen study from 2017 noted that $ 8.9 …

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Economist agrees Michigan economy is strong, but inflation fears persist

FLINT, Michigan (WJRT) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday that Michigan’s credit rating outlook has changed from negative to stable. Whitmer called this a sign of growing confidence in the state’s communities and small businesses. A University of Michigan-Flint economist shares this confidence, but with a caveat about inflation. “The economy reopens, the economy improves,” …

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Wayne State, URC powers Michigan’s economy – Today @ Wayne

Wayne State University plays a central role in Michigan’s economy by providing businesses with the graduates they need, enabling students to earn valuable degrees, conducting cutting-edge research, and contributing to communities across the country. State, according to an economic impact report prepared by Anderson Economic Group (AEG). the University Research Corridor (URC), an alliance between …

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