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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Some Michigan community colleges are seeing a sharp drop in summer enrollment

Michigan’s Washtenaw Community College and Grand Rapids Community College are experiencing a sharp drop in summer enrollment due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Detroit Free Press reported. At Washtenaw College, enrollment was down 11% on March 12 for summer school, compared to the same period in 2019. After the school announced it would go online, …

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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 Michigan’s economy start to reopen in May? Governor Whitmer Sends Mixed Messages | Detroit News | Detroit

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

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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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Michigan Chamber Releases Preliminary Membership Survey Results on Restarting Michigan’s Economy

LANSING, Mich., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Michigan Chamber released preliminary results of a survey sent to chamber members across the state on Wednesday, April 8. The Michigan Chamber represents approximately 5,000 job providers, who employ more than one million residents in the 83 counties. The Michigan Chamber survey was intended to provide timely …

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Businesses and hospital executives advise Whitmer on reopening Michigan economy as COVID-19 outbreak subsides

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is receiving advice from business executives in several parts of Michigan on reopening the state’s economy, which has been crippled for two weeks due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. DTE Energy Co. executive chairman Gerry Anderson and former Henry Ford healthcare system CEO Nancy Schlichting co-chair a group they’ve brought together that …

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West Michigan Community Mental Health is changing the way it handles appointments | Coronavirus

West Michigan Community Mental Health is open to people in need of care. Community mental health is considered an essential service under Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Home Support Order. Staff at West Michigan Community Mental Health continue to provide their services, but with different ways of providing these services due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Face to …

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The coronavirus will hammer the Michigan economy. The only question is how much.

The economic shock from the coronavirus will spread across Michigan, hitting nearly every industry and community, taking billions of dollars from paychecks and tax collections, experts say. The layoffs and time off have already hit the restaurant, travel and hospitality industries, and then are expected to spread to nearly every segment of the economy, from …

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Coronavirus has mixed impact on Michigan’s economy » WDET 101.9FM

Alex McLenon The stock market has been in free fall for the past few weeks amid fears of COVID-19, but there have been relatively few economic implications in Michigan so far. State residents are starting to see the financial effects of COVID-19 at the gas pump. Talks to cut oil production amid global travel restrictions …

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In latest legal blow to Medicaid work requirements, judge blocks Michigan community engagement rules

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg cited a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejecting HHS’s approval of Arkansas’ similar waiver. The appeals committee’s unanimous opinion said the waiver approval was inconsistent with the primary purpose of the Medicaid law, which is to provide medical coverage. Modern healthcare: …

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Far-left agenda would decimate Michigan economy

Tori sachs | Detroit News As Democrats work their way through a brutal and confrontational presidential nomination process, it becomes increasingly likely that a self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” who has praised the Communist leaders of the Soviet Union is to be. and Cuba, an elitist on Wall Street who thinks he should determine who can own …

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Trustees Approve Graduation Partnerships with Western Michigan Community Colleges

The Ferris State University Board of Trustees held its regular meeting on Friday, February 21, and voted on several items, including collaborative partnerships, a new college degree and more. Ferris State University Board of Trustees approved partnerships with Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, and Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, to establish permanent sites for the …

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“Alligator” sighting causes a stir at Michigan Community College

MUSKEGON, Michigan – It would be unusual to see an alligator in Michigan waters in any season… but in February? Still, officials at Muskegon Community College have started to receive reports that an alligator has been sighted in a stream running through the campus, located in the western part of the state near Lake Michigan, …

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You Could Be Wrong About Michigan’s Economy » WDET 101.9 FM

Cheyna Roth, Jake Neher Michigan’s economy was in the national spotlight last week. During her response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union, Governor Gretchen Whitmer made a point of saying that not everyone is feeling the growth that Trump announced during his speech. So how good is Michigan’s economy? And who benefits? “I …

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Mid Michigan Community College softball coach charged with sexual assault

A Mid Michigan Community College softball player accuses a school coach of acting inappropriately towards her, and police are investigating. The report made to the Mount Pleasant Police Department is sent to the Isabella County District Attorney. He will decide whether the coach should be indicted in criminal proceedings. The police report says that on …

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Michigan Community Colleges Sign New Transfer Agreements with 4-Year Universities

DETROIT – The Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) announced Tuesday that 28 of the state’s community colleges have signed four transfer agreements with 25 four-year colleges and universities in Michigan, intended to allow community college students to transfer more than credits. The association said community college students will be able to transfer more credits to …

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West Michigan economy slows, says GVSU economist

Western Michigan economy will continue to slow as business leaders worry about the presidential election, says GVSU economist. GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – In 2020, the western Michigan economy will experience stagnant job growth, weakening sales growth and bolstering export growth, according to a Grand Valley State University. economics teacher. Paul Isely, professor of economics and …

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Could be better, could be worse Michigan Advance

More than a decade after the onset of the 2008 recession, Michigan still faces a challenging environment for economic growth. Nonetheless, the state’s economy is expected to recover over time, albeit slower than the Michiganders would like. So say top economists at the University of Michigan and state tax analysts, who presented their economic findings …

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Michigan Community College Association to Address Student Economic Instability

The Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) is launching an initiative next month to improve student completion and success by addressing economic instability. Through Michigan-Building Economic Stability Today (MI-BEST), the association will address students’ insecurity of basic needs, including access to food, housing, transportation, and child care. children. The initiative is funded by a $442,000 grant …

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Michigan economy poised to grow in 2020 after a ‘disappointing’ year

A combination of factors came together in 2019 to weigh on Michigan’s economy. The six-week strike at General Motors, job cuts at GM and Ford in early 2019, a slowing manufacturing sector and relatively stable auto sales have collectively held back the state’s growth this year. As 2020 approaches, Gabe Ehrlich and his colleagues at …

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Michigan community welcomes 8-year-old cancer battling home for the holidays

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the history’s timestamp to see when it was last updated. LINDEN, Mich. (WJRT) – Brinley Jungnitsch, 8, has been in Memphis, Tennessee for 6 months fighting cancer for the third time. At just four years old, …

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Michigan Community Hospital Begins Patient Treatments with ViewRay’s IRMian Linac

CLEVELAND, December 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY) today announced that Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Mich. began patient treatments with MRIdian® Linac, a state-of-the-art radiation therapy system that combines the latest innovations in precision radiation delivery and revolutionary MRI guidance. The MRIdian device is located in the hospital’s new Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, …

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See 2018 Shoplifting Arrests for Retail Theft in Your Michigan Community

Ceiling CCTV cameras are part of Kohl’s store security system in Kalamazoo County. (Julie Mack / MLive) According to data collected by Michigan State Police, approximately 15,500 Michigan residents were arrested in 2018 for shoplifting or attempted retail store fraud. This is a decrease of about 8% from 2017. However, the number of police reports …

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Do you know your Michigan community better than anyone? Prove it

Chandler Crossings, a group of three student apartment complexes, is about three miles from Michigan State University in the Township of Bath. Given its proximity to MSU and the ages of the people who live there, students may see the apartments as an extension of the college campus, according to Matt Grossmann, professor of political …

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West Michigan community gathers for huge Thanksgiving meal

Brian Hayes | MLive.com Volunteers from Gerald R. Ford Job Corps work to unwrap and cut pies at the Mel Trotter Ministries Thanksgiving Community Meal at DeVos Place on Thursday, November 28, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Brian Hayes | MLive.com Isabel Dashner, 9, serves food to a family at the Mel Trotter Ministries Thanksgiving …

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Northern Michigan Community Health Innovation Region Wins Award

The Northern Michigan Community Health Innovation Region, a partnership of healthcare and community providers serving the health needs of individuals in 10 counties in northwest Michigan, received the Community Excellence Award in Public Health from the Michigan Association for Local Public Health and the Michigan Public Health Association. The theme for this year’s Community Excellence …

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Holiday Retreat Adds Michigan Community to Its

WINTER PARK, Fla., Nov. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Holiday Retirement, the largest independent senior housing provider in the United States, takes over management of Independence Village Frankenmuth. The operational change for the Michigan community, effective Nov. 1, brings the national total to 261 communities on the Holiday Retirement platform. The Change for the Community, …

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The vacation retreat adds the Michigan community to its

WINTER PARK, Fla., Nov. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Holiday Retirement, the largest independent senior housing provider in the United States, takes over management of Independence Village Frankenmuth. The operational change for the Michigan community, effective Nov. 1, brings the national total to 261 communities on the Holiday Retirement platform. The Change for the Community, …

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Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency Provides Public Service Training to Fight Poverty – WBKB 11

ALPENA, Mich – Families across Michigan and here on the Sunrise side have big differences in resources and economic stability. The Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency is committed to promoting understanding of people from all walks of life with its Bridges Out of Poverty program. The program is designed to train members of public works …

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GBCS honored by Governor and Michigan Community Service Commission

Through ohtadmin | to September 12, 2019 state tribute from local state representative Tim Sneller (center) and the governor’s award to the right, with a green Positivity Project t-shirt. Photo provided” width=”277″ srcset=”https://grandblancview.mihomepaper.com/wp-content/uploads/images/2019-09-12/7p1-277×300.jpg 277w, https://grandblancview.mihomepaper.com/wp-content/uploads/images/2019-09-12/7p1-768×832.jpg 768w, https://grandblancview.mihomepaper.com/wp-content/uploads/images/2019-09-12/7p1-946×1024.jpg 946w, https://grandblancview.mihomepaper.com/wp-content/uploads/images/2019-09-12/7p1-400×433.jpg 400w, https://grandblancview.mihomepaper.com/wp-content/uploads/images/2019-09-12/7p1-92×100.jpg 92w, https://grandblancview.mihomepaper.com/wp-content/uploads/images/2019-09-12/7p1.jpg 1413w” src=”https://grandblancview.mihomepaper.com/wp-content/uploads/images/2019-09-12/7p1-277×300.jpg” data-sizes=”(max-width: 277px) 100vw, 277px” class=”wp-image-53804 size-medium lazyload”/> Shown are the …

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Northern Michigan Community Pet Center in Grawn Rescues, Neuters Stray Kittens for Adoption

“I do it just because it’s my love and it’s my passion.” Many shelters in northern Michigan say they refuse stray cats because they just don’t have space. This is where Kelly Lemcool comes in. She opened the Northern Michigan Community Pet Center in Grand Traverse County on July 5. The center has a veterinarian, …

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Michigan’s economy is improving. But the suburbs could face the next fiscal crisis.

Michigan’s economy has largely recovered from the Great Recession, but more than 150 communities still face serious long-term financial challenges. The next frontier of money problems? Suburbs, says Eric Scorsone, Michigan assistant treasurer. “I guess the next wave of tax problems will be more likely in the suburbs than in the cities,” Scorsone said. As …

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Line 5 shutdown blocks Michigan economy

Views are selected from community submissions emailed to us across Michigan on a wide variety of topics. To submit your opinion, email your topic suggestion and relevant experience to [email protected] A Canadian energy company has just asked the Michigan Claims Court to allow the continuation of its multibillion-dollar pipeline project. The Michigan legislature approved the …

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West Michigan Community Bank to Open New Grand Rapids Office

BIG FAST – West Michigan Community Bank plans to open a new regional office in the Township of Grand Rapids. The Hudsonville-based bank will begin construction this summer on the 8,000 square foot retail branch and commercial lending center at Patterson Avenue and Cascade Road SE. Completion is scheduled for 2020. COURTESY PHOTO “This new …

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Basketball coach Sue Guevara bids farewell to grateful Central Michigan community

Austin Chastain | Special for The Detroit News mount pleasant – When Sue Guevara played college basketball at Saginaw Valley State, she was never really a scorer. She was, however, an excellent passer. During a Friday press conference at Central Michigan University’s John G. Kulhavi Events Center, where Guevara announced her retirement, she passed the …

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USMCA will boost Michigan’s economy and jobs

chuck hadden | The Detroit News For Michigan manufacturers, access to duty-free, rules-based global trade is imperative to the economic prosperity and livelihoods of more than 634,600 workers across the state. With manufacturing being one of the largest employers in our industry, ensuring manufacturers’ ability to sell more of what they make to more consumers …

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Michigan economy faces headwinds after 10 years of sustained growth

Over time, the share of manufacturing in the economy began to decline. (Manufacturing accounted for 21% of Michigan’s non-farm labor force in 1990; last year it was 14.3%, data shows.) Detroit’s three automakers began to lose market shares in favor of foreign brands. The increased automation of factories means that fewer workers are needed to …

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‘Good Morning America’ greets Michigan community with eighteen hundred-year-old residents

JENISON, MI – Lots of candles were needed for a very special birthday party held this week. Over 1,800 of them to be exact. The party, held at Sunset Retirement Communities and Services in Jenison, honored 18 of the facility’s residents, all of whom are 100 years of age or older this calendar year. This …

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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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Michigan community in shock after 3 teenagers suicides in past eight months

A small rural Michigan community is in shock after three teenagers kill themselves in the past eight months. (iStock) A small rural Michigan village is in shock after three local teenagers kill themselves in the past eight months. Earlier this month, Shealynn Pobuda, 14, of Kingsley, committed suicide, the Detroit Free Press reported. His death …

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Michigan community mourns loss of Abbas family, week after fatal shipwreck

A week after a shipwreck on I-75 in Lexington killed a Michigan family, community members from Northville and Dearborn have come together again. Relatives packed the Islamic Center in Dearborn, Michigan on Sunday evening. Many in attendance spent last Sunday evening in the same location, as news of the fatal wreck reached family and friends …

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Declining hunting and fishing licenses could hurt Michigan economy, reports say

LANSING – Fewer Michiganders hunt and fish each year as baby boomers age, a trend that could strain the state’s economy and its efforts to protect wildlife. That’s according to a group of lawmakers, conservationists and business representatives who have urged the legislature to attract a younger and more diverse generation to the outside. Lawmakers …

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Reviews | Reversing tariffs would be a winning formula for Michigan’s economy

Amid the drama surrounding the national election, it might have been easy to forget that the United States still finds itself embroiled in a trade war with major international trading partners, including Canada, Mexico and China. Unfortunately, trade with these partners, who represent Michigan’s top three import and export nations, is vital to our state’s …

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Michigan’s economy is poised to break a job growth record

ANN ARBOR—Michigan’s economy, with nine years of uninterrupted job growth from the third quarter of 2009 through the third quarter of 2018, is on the verge of the longest streak of job growth since the era of the World War II, according to economic forecasters from the University of Michigan say. The current streak of …

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West Michigan Community College makes small change to early prayer policies

The Muskegon Community College board of trustees voted unanimously on Wednesday to continue its tradition of graduation invocation, but only to the extent permitted by law governing church and state. The vote followed a complaint sent to the MCC by the Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists (MACRA) about the 2018 graduation prayer led by …

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What Hunting and Fishing Contribute to Michigan’s Economy

Michigan Hunting 101: What to Hunt, Where to Do It Fall hunting season is right around the corner, and Michigan offers millions of acres of public land to explore. Wochit Michigan’s deer hunting has been vital to the state’s economy and natural resource conservation efforts. But the number of hunters is decreasing at an increasing …

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Central Michigan community mobilizes against racist message

After a racist message was found scribbled on a college dormitory whiteboard in Sweeney Hall at Central Michigan University, the campus community quickly mobilized to speak out against the hate speech and add messages love and support instead. Sophomore Yasmeen Duncan from Detroit shared a photo of the ugly post on Twitter late Wednesday. Riddled …

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Reviews | Healthy workers will keep Michigan’s economy growing

February 13, 2019: AG Dana Nessel could review Michigan minimum wage and sick leave lawDecember 14, 2018: Snyder signs bills that weaken Michigan minimum wage and sick leave law My father knew that in order to flourish, a garden needs strong roots. When he opened our family’s restaurant, Jerusalem garden, in Ann Arbor in 1987, …

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7th District candidates talk about gerrymandering, tariffs and Michigan’s economy

As the midterm elections on November 6 approach, In the USA had conversations with candidates from across the state. Today we are talking to two of the candidates running in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, the incumbent Republican candidate Tim Walberg, and his democratic opponent Gretchen Driskell. One issue where candidates differ is Proposition 2, a …

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Michigan Community Service Commission in the middle of a volunteer tour

October 24, 2018 Residents of Livingston County and others in southeast Michigan are invited to attend a listening tour hosted by the state’s premier agency on volunteering. The Michigan Community Service Commission will travel to Ann Arbor as part of its Volunteer Michigan Tour, visiting every region of the state to explore ways to expand …

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Food processors play an “important role” in the economy of West Michigan

West Michigan’s growing food processing industry continues to thrive, driven by the region’s strong agricultural supply chain, access to water, and sufficient infrastructure capacity. With some 207 establishments located in an area of ​​13 counties, the industry has adopted a gradual growth path, which builds on its heritage in the manufacturing sector and seeks to …

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Mid-Michigan Community Mourns Sudden Tragic Death of Star Athlete | New

A local community remembers a 17-year-old star athlete. Superintendent Ryan Cunningham said Carson Vincent died Sunday night from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Cunningham said Carson traveled to a shooting range with his stepfather and a family friend to practice shooting for the next hunting season. The two older men went to switch targets and at …

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Business Operations Contribute $78 Million to Michigan’s Economy – Rental Operations

Enterprise’s total workforce in Michigan grew by more than 150 people in FY17, with 1,830 employees at 150 locations today. Photo via Good Free Photos. Enterprise Holdings contributed more than $78 million to Michigan’s economy last fiscal year, the birthplace of America’s famed auto industry and the nation’s largest producer of cars and trucks. Founded …

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Report: Renewable Energy Surge Could Mean Billions to Michigan Economy

Michigan could have billions of economic impacts and tens of thousands of new jobs if its major utilities follow through on their voluntary commitments to boost renewable energy, according to a new report released Thursday by a conservative energy group. The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum report highlights the potential economic impact of utilities meeting a …

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Health of Michigan’s economy depends on auto sales and NAFTA renegotiation

Comerica Inc. Chief Economist Robert Dye sees Michigan’s economy behaving in the second half of 2018 much like the first half, growing continuously but at a significantly slower pace than in previous years. In what Dye calls a “pivotal year” for Michigan, two big factors – the decline in light vehicle sales, which will be …

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“ART FISH FUN” – How a Michigan community is getting kids to care about water – Great Lakes Now

Teaching the Great Lakes: “A Moral Responsibility” “Oakland County is the headwaters of five watersheds,” says Jim Nash, Water Resources Commissioner for Oakland County, Michigan. , the Shiawassee River, the Red River and the Huron River. We are the original source of all these waters. So if we let things get in the water here, …

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Community colleges and universities in Michigan are helping more students find ‘success’

A new report shows Michigan colleges and universities are getting a higher percentage of their students. The state’s Center for Educational Performance and Information has been monitoring student “pass” rates since 2009. Data shows that there has been a gradual improvement in graduation rates at community colleges and universities in Michigan. “We get about 71% …

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Report shows Michigan economy in 8-year depression

The American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition (AMTAC) has released a new report titled “Michigan’s Worsening Eight-Year Depression: Paying the Price for $1 Trillion in US Auto-Trade Losses” prepared by Dr. Charles W. McMillion, President and Economist in Head of MBG Information Services. The report analyzed Michigan’s economic performance and showed that Michigan’s job losses from …

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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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