Wharton Center Drives Mid-Michigan’s Economy

No one will ever confuse East Lansing with Midtown Manhattan. That is, until they visit the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts.Inside, season after season, it’s Broadway; or sometimes it’s Carnegie Hall. This year on stage featured “The Sound of Music,” “Motown,” renowned pianist Lang Lang and singer/actress Kristin Chenoweth. Next season features “Wicked,” Tony […]

Behind the Scenes: Judy Putnam

News columnist for the Lansing State Journal Judy Putnam, 60, is the news columnist for the Lansing State Journal. She is a Michigan native who spent a dozen years working for newspapers in Mississippi and Texas, including a stint as a reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram before returning to her home state. There she covered […]

American Fifth Spirits: Creating a New Downtown Atmosphere

One thing Millennials want is a unique, local destination with atmosphere, character and good booze. American Fifth Spirits is the newest place in downtown Lansing that fits that bill, and Millennials are flocking to it – and did we mention its downtown?In the past, downtown Lansing has not been a destination for young people. Instead, […]

SIN Studios Brings the Video Game Industry to Lansing

When Scott Reschke, founder of Strength in Numbers (SIN) Studios, wanted to start a video game company, he was urged to leave Lansing to do it.“I was told to go where the money was,” he said. “Austin, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, anywhere but here.”But, with roots planted in the area and a stubborn mindset, Reschke […]

Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade

Other restrictions that limit trade are either imposed by the government or practiced by the private sector but sanctioned by the government.Potentially more restrictive than tariffs are import quotas. Such a quota is a maximum amount of a commodity that may be imported into the country during the course of a year. While very common […]

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