Spartan Football: Game Day Drives Jobs and Tourism

In Lansing, nothing says goodbye to summer quite like Spartan football. Seven home games attract more than one million fans to MSU’s East Lansing campus; where a win reverberates throughout the community. A loss? Well, that’s football; wait until next week. But win or lose, the Spartan’s economic engine powers millions of dollars into regional […]

Behind the Scenes: Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm, 57, Governor of Michigan from 2002 – 2010, now teaches courses in law and public policy at University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), where she serves on the faculty. She is co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign transition team and an occasional television commentator. What is the relationship between government and business? […]

The Balance of International Payments

Last month’s column outlined the importance of exchange rates in affecting a country’s import and exports and hence, its trade balance. Exchange depreciation makes the country more competitive while appreciation makes it less competitive. Exports give rise to inpayments of funds, which are considered positive items, while imports result in outpayments which are considered negative […]

The Business of Sports: A touchdown for Mid-Michigan

We are a culture obsessed with sports. We are indoctrinated at a very young age. Have you ever witnessed 4 or 5-year-olds playing some type of sports together? It’s adorable. But, don’t be confused. We are preparing them for a lifetime as potential sports enthusiasts. And, because of that…it’s big business.As I write this column, […]

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