Clean mobility industry injects $18 billion into Michigan’s economy annually

LANSING, Mich., May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The clean mobility sector contributes $18.8 billion for from michigan economical and generates more $700 million in state and local tax revenue every year, according to a new economic analysis published today by Michigan Clean Fuels. The study was conducted by Public sector consultants and analyzed various economic …

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Black man fined $ 2,000 for racist graffiti that rocked Michigan’s ‘silent’ community | The independent

A black man who spray painted racist messages against African Americans at a Michigan college was fined $ 2,000 for the action, which he admitted to doing. Eddie Curlin, a 29-year-old former student at Eastern Michigan University, discovered his sentence after pleading guilty to malicious destruction of property. The incidents occurred late last year and …

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West Michigan economy continues to create jobs

Western Michigan’s economy continues to grow even as businesses begin to feel the price effects of steel and aluminum tariffs. That’s according to a report released yesterday by Brian Long, director of supply chain management research at Grand Valley State University‘s Seidman College of Business. In Long’s purchasing manager survey, the region’s business improvement index …

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Reports show minimal growth for Michigan economy

New economic reports show that Michigan’s economy is experiencing flat or minimal growth. the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, in its updated Midwest Economy Index released today, said Michigan’s economy grew slightly last month. The state saw modest growth in manufacturing, construction and services — with consumer spending flat — pushing the Chicago Fed index …

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Michigan’s economy in the Top 10? Depends on the metric you are using

Those happy with Michigan’s recovery from the Great Recession like to proclaim that we are in the Top 10 again. Governor Rick Snyder said so a few days ago during a speech at the State of the State event in the Detroit Regional Chamber. “We’re back,” an upbeat Snyder told his audience at the chamber …

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Ten Things That May Surprise You About Michigan’s Economy

Michigan is all about manufacturing, farming, and tourism, isn’t it? Think again. A close look at Michigan’s 14 metropolitan areas offers many surprises, including the growth of mining in Southeast Michigan, construction in Kalamazoo, and information technology in Ann Arbor. Here are 10 things you might not know about Michigan’s economy. Related: Michigan’s economy is …

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Attracting out-of-state capital is critical to Michigan’s economy

Michigan’s 33 venture capital firms estimate that the funds needed for new investments, coupled with the need for follow-on funding for their 141 Michigan-based startups, exceeds what is currently available, reflecting the need for additional funds to help Michigan’s many venture capital backed companies. businesses succeed. With considerable business development in the entrepreneurial community, having …

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How a Michigan community is benefiting from preschool expansion

Elizabeth Lamb can sing her ABCs and can write her name. The 4-year-old can complete a 100-piece jigsaw puzzle, whereas a few months ago she was still playing with 8-piece puzzles and large blocks. Elizabeth spends her days in a classroom with other 4-year-olds at Indian Lake Elementary in Vicksburg, a few miles south of …

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Michigan economy threatened by end of NAFTA, report says

A new report from rating agency Moody’s indicates that Michigan is one of the most vulnerable states if the United States withdraws from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The report indicates that Michigan, Texas, Vermont and North Dakota are most at risk of NAFTA withdrawal. According to the report, exports to NAFTA partners …

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6 industries that promise the greatest growth for Michigan’s economy

Michigan is well positioned to create jobs in six emerging industries, according to a recent report on economic opportunities in the state. “We are fortunate to play and lead in these growing areas,” said John Austin of Michigan’s economic center, an independent organization of policy and action for the State, centered on its economy. Austin …

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Michigan’s economy is still growing, but the general fund will remain essentially the same

The state got an idea Thursday of how much money it could have for the next two years. Economists gathered for the earnings estimate consensus conference on Thursday. Michigan will not see a big economic rebound in the coming years. Economists told lawmakers it was more like a slow exploration. Gabriel Ehrlich is an economic …

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Mid Michigan Community College Goes Green and Receives Grant

The Mid Green Sustainability Committee at Mid Michigan Community College recently received a $ 5,000 grant from Isabella Wind, a renewable energy project from Apex Clean Energy. The grant will be used to improve environmental and clean energy initiatives on campus. The committee is responsible for implementing environmental awareness campaigns and initiatives on all campuses. …

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West Michigan’s economy works in Miller Johnson’s favor in recruiting legal talent

VSRaig Lubben and Robert Wolford become Co-Managing Members on January 1 of the Grand Rapids-based law firm Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey PLC, succeeding outgoing Managing Member Craig Mutch. Wolford and Lubben will oversee the firm’s management and strategy, serve on the five-member management committee and continue their respective legal practices. Wolford, based in the …

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“Refuge Lansing:” Humanizing Resettled Refugees in Central Michigan Community | MSUToday

After relocating to Lansing from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo 10 years ago, Otis Ebulela said he finally felt safe. “When I don’t see any problem,” Ebulela said, “I don’t worry about war and people coming and killing someone for no reason.” The stories of refugees like Ebulela — who has worked at a …

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Refugees contribute $ 295 million a year to Michigan’s economy, study finds

Refugees in southeast Michigan contribute millions to the region’s economy each year and created an estimated 2,311 new jobs in 2016, according to the results of a study released Tuesday by researchers from Global Detroit and the ‘University of Michigan. The report claims that the economic impact and the creation of new jobs stem from …

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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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Northern Michigan community tries to stay ahead of massive contaminated plume

When I arrive at Bethany Hawkins, the first thing she does is offer me a glass of water from her well.“Our water has always been very good,” she says.But the Hawkins well might have an expiration date. It is estimated to be 675 feet from the edge of a polluted groundwater plume. A toxic legacy …

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Small birds have a big impact on Northern Michigan’s economy

LANSING — The small birds have tourists and birdwatchers flocking in large numbers to northern Michigan, a favorite nesting area for rare Kirtland warblers, which were once nearly extinct. Ilene Geiss-Wilson, executive director of the Grayling Visitors Bureau, said she made two visits to see Kirtland’s warblers in their main nesting areas east of Grayling. …

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New Study Shows FRIB Has Significant Impact on Michigan’s Economy | MSUToday

A new economic impact study shows Michigan State University’s rare isotope beam facility is expected to have a significant impact on Michigan’s economy and job creation. From construction to operations, FRIB is expected to generate accrued salaries totaling $1.7 billion and add $4.4 billion to the state’s economy. The study analyzes salary expenditures, material purchases …

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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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Climate change could reshape Michigan’s economy

Climate change could lead to economic shifts in Michigan, particularly in agriculture, manufacturing and energy, according to researchers studying climate change issues. But those changes — at least in the short term — will likely be shaped in part by the new Trump administration. During the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump threatened to pull the United …

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Midnight celebration unites Nike and Michigan community

Midnight celebration unites Nike and Michigan community August 1, 2016 ?? Photo gallery ?? Michigan-Nike microsite: GoBlueHailMichigan.com?? #HailMichigan: Tagboard on social networks?? A corn. A bruise. One partnership. (News.Nike.com) ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Long before the clock struck midnight Sunday night (July 31) until Monday morning, the party vibe in downtown Ann Arbor was on …

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LawnGuru hints at the direction Michigan’s economy is taking

That sounds unlikely, even ridiculous, at least to those in the “old” economy: A start-up lawn care service in Ann Arbor just got some venture capital guys to invest $1 million. But understanding why this investment makes sense will help us see where Michigan’s economy may be headed. The company is called LawnGuru and offers …

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Small businesses remain optimistic about Michigan’s economy

Michigan small business executives have a positive view of the state’s economy and expect earnings to remain flat, according to the June 2016 Michigan Future Business Index released Tuesday. Only 19% of business leaders had a pessimistic view of their profits, while more than a third said they expected an increase in profits. That’s down …

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Booming Again: West Michigan’s Economy Is Booming

Michigan’s economy is experiencing some of the lowest sustained unemployment rates since before 9/11, with a return of thousands of manufacturing jobs swept away by the Great Recession. With an unemployment rate below 5%, this is mostly good news, despite wages that generally remain stagnant. But nowhere does Michigan shine brighter than western Michigan, where …

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As Governor Snyder touts Michigan’s economy, local municipalities and families circle the drain

In an interview with The Associated Press last week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder pointed out that Michigan’s economy is moving in the right direction. Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday that people should be aware of Michigan’s continued economic recovery even as the state grapples with lead in Flint’s drinking water and the Detroit public school …

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5 Michigan Community Colleges Shortlisted For Prestigious Million-Dollar Aspen Prize

Five of Michigan’s 28 community colleges are eligible for the 2017 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence, a coveted award that recognizes two-year institutions that have “demonstrated exceptional levels of student achievement.” The list, released Tuesday, includes 150 colleges from 35 states. The Michigan institutions vying for the award are: Alpena Community College, Mott Community …

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View Michigan AD Jim Hackett’s Open Letter to the Michigan Community

Michigan Acting DA Jim Hackett’s Open Letter to the UM Community pic.twitter.com/vEMvS8a5Jd — angelica (@chengelis) October 18, 2015 It wouldn’t be hyperbole to claim that Michigan’s No. 12 improbable last-second loss to Michigan State’s No. 4 is the most heartbreaking loss in college football history. [ MORE: Best of Week 7 | Week 7 scoreboard …

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How the Internet of Things Could Boost Michigan’s Economy

Jay Adelson was born in Detroit, grew up in Southfield, attended Cranbrook High School, attended Boston University, became a serial internet entrepreneur, CEO of Digg and, at 37, was on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Adelson, now 44, was back in Detroit last week, exploring the local tech …

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Mid Michigan Community College inducts honorary students

the daily news from Midland May 15, 2015 Pictured front row, left to right: Luke Badger (graphic design), Reed Polanco (mechanical engineering), Michele Harrington (nurses), Sarah Otto (secondary math education), Bailee Macklem (nurses), Cara Maertens (automobile) and Harmony Amon (nurse); second row, left to right: Brain Bauman (computer science and math), Amanda Brake (business and …

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As Michigan Economy Recovers, State Collects More Taxes – Michigan Capitol Confidential

New stories Raising sales and income taxes boosts state revenue The state of Michigan increased its tax collection in the first three years of Gov. Rick Snyder’s tenure, reversing a two-year decline in former Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s last two years. Tax revenue fell from $21.81 billion in Snyder’s first year in office …

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Detroit News

René wisely | Special for The Detroit News The Motor City may have put the world on wheels, but the power of the pedals helps keep the state economy going. Cycling injects about $ 668 million a year into Michigan’s economy, according to a recent report from the Michigan Department of Transportation. That figure takes …

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Detroit Free Press

Rick Haglund | Deck Magazine On the surface, the numbers are dismal. According to the latest federal data, only 15% of community college students in Michigan earn a two-year associate degree in three years. About 60% of community college freshmen need remedial classes (essentially, remedial classes in subjects they should have learned in high school), …

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Troubled Times for Michigan Community Colleges

On the surface, the numbers are dismal. According to the latest federal data, only 15% of community college students in Michigan earn a two-year associate degree in three years. A full classroom at Jackson College masks the reality that statewide community college enrollment is down. (Photo by Flickr user Jackson College; used under Creative Commons …

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More than pedaling: Cycling hugely benefits Michigan’s economy, study finds

spring time 2 Ryan Barber and Sarah Whitaker soak up the sun as Barber fixes a vintage bike outside his Kazoo Swift store on Forest Street. Residents of Kalamazoo stepped outside as temperatures hit 60 degrees on the last day of March. (Mark Bugnaski | MLive / Kalamazoo Gazette) LANSING, MI — Riding a bicycle …

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Mid Michigan Community College Awards Eight Full Scholarships

Mid Michigan Community College awarded competitive full scholarships to eight area high school students. Laker Distinction (LD) scholarships are offered at two award levels, with four of each being passed on. The traditional level of the scholarship provides 31 credits of tuition and fees. The LD Presidential Scholarships, the highest awards, include 62 credits (equivalent …

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Hunting and fishing boost Michigan’s economy

Fishing attracts foreign tourists to Michigan. Photo: Lindsey Jene Scalera Despite drought conditions, low water levels and an outbreak of disease in the white-tailed deer population, fishing and hunting remained a boon to Michigan’s economy in 2012. With over 1.19 million fishing licenses and over 2.39 million hunting licenses purchased from the Department of Natural …

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Moderate employment growth, led by autos – CBS Detroit

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan’s 60th Annual Economic Outlook Conference ended Friday afternoon with relatively bright prospects for the state’s economy. UM economists George Fulton, Joan Crary and Donald Grimes predicted that the state will create nearly 50,000 jobs in 2013 and 61,000 jobs in 2014. READ MORE: 15-year-old charged as adult in …

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Michigan community rallies behind teen named in reunion court as apparent prank

AP Photo/The Detroit News, Dale G. YoungWhiney Kropp at her home in Algiers, Michigan. A Michigan community is trying to work things out after Kropp was named to a high school back court in an apparent prank. Kropp told WNEM-TV she felt betrayed after some of her classmates at Ogemaw Heights High School in West …

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Michigan economy stable, stronger – CBS Detroit

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Amid sluggish national job growth, there’s a silver lining – and it’s right here in Michigan. A May survey shows Southeast Michigan’s economy continuing a strong economic recovery, with the index above 50 — indicating a favorable economic environment — for 27 of the past 28 months, according to Wayne State University. …

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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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Michigan’s economy shows bright spots across the state, from energy to automobiles and pizza to pills

File photoPill maker Perrigo Corp. at Allegan is among the companies with healthy results. Here, an employee takes a sample of ibuprophen from a continuous coating machine. At Kelly Services Inc., business is going well, rather well. In Michigan alone last year, the global staffing firm placed about 2,500 more people than in 2010, spanning …

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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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How can Michigan’s economy move if its roads are riddled with potholes?

Photo File | The Grand Rapids PressAn economic development official describes Michigan’s roads as “Third World.” The second payment in our Michigan 10.0 series explores why Michigan’s roads and bridges are in such poor condition and how to fix them. Birgit Klohs, president of Grand Rapids-based economic development group The Right Place Inc., says Michigan’s …

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High-speed rail would get Michigan’s economy back on track

Michigan led the automobile to prosperity in the 1950s and 1960s. But now we are losing more and more ground in the new economy. If we hope to catch up, one of the answers must be high-speed rail. That’s why it’s disappointing to see Michigan’s efforts toward high-speed rail service languish, as the federal government …

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