Nestlé Waters benefits Michigan’s economy

STAMFORD – Nestlé Waters North America’s presence in Michigan represents some 765 jobs and generates around $ 160 million annually for the state’s economy, according to a new study commissioned by the Stamford-based company amid concerns about the company’s environmental impact. Ice Mountain-branded water, which is bottled at a plant in Mecosta County, western Michigan …

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Government and heavy industry no longer dominate Michigan’s economy – Michigan Capitol Confidential

New stories Moved by medicine, education, professional services In 2006, Michigan’s top industries were government, with 672,800 jobs, and manufacturing, 657,000. That year, business and professional services accounted for 601,900 jobs, while education and health accounted for 580,600 others. A decade later, two sectors – business and professional services, and education and health services – …

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Governor Snyder believes Michigan’s economy is improving; Mitt Romney: Not so much

In this week’s edition of It’s just politics, Rick Pluta and I take a look at the politics of taking credit for a good economy. Governor Snyder says Michigan’s economy is improving, but that’s not the story Mitt Romney wants to tell. Zoe Clark: Rick, I have a great idea for this week’s show! Rick …

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Governor Rick Snyder discusses Michigan economy at town hall in Chelsea

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder was in Chelsea on Tuesday night, holding his first town hall since beating his four opponents in the GOP primary two weeks ago. Rick snyder The Ann Arbor businessman stood in front of a crowd of around 150 people crammed into the Chelsea rail depot, where he repeated the same …

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National Study Shows Global Sales Key to West Michigan Economy

Adam Bird | Grand Rapids PressWorkers assemble products at the X-Rite plant in Kentwood. For color measuring device maker X-Rite Inc., global sales are more than a slogan. The markets of Europe and Asia are indeed essential to the future of the Kentwood firm. “They represent a growing part of our business,” said Chief Financial …

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