Economic Innovation Group Identifies Greater Lansing’s Strengths and Weaknesses

By most measurements, mid-Michigan’s economy is improving. Unemployment is down, job growth is up and the housing market is improving.But a deeper look at tri-county communities reveals significant differences in how cities and townships are positioned for prosperity. Some are hemorrhaging businesses and show continuing declines in employment. In others, business activity is surging and […]

Cost of Oil May Lead to Less Economic Growth

With the price of a barrel of oil down to less than $30 (down from $100) you may be breathing a sigh of relief every time you approach a gas pump and see prices around two dollars or less per gallon. This means that filling your tank puts less strain on your wallet and that […]

Economic Innovation Group Identifies Greater Lansing’s Strengths and Weaknesses

By most measurements, mid-Michigan’s economy is improving. Unemployment is down, job growth is up and the housing market is improving.But a deeper look at tri-county communities reveals significant differences in how cities and townships are positioned for prosperity. Some are hemorrhaging businesses and show continuing declines in employment. In others, business activity is surging and […]

Shedding Light on Renewable Energy

Greater Lansing is on the verge of converting its first sunbeams into energy, thanks to a new project announced by the Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL), the city of East Lansing and the city of Lansing. Under the partnership, BWL will bring the first solar parks to its service territory.“The community solar program […]

Michigan Legislature Cites Road Repairs and Employer Rights as Priorities During Session

Each year Michigan’s legislators introduce hundreds of bills affecting businesses. Some are significant, others are aimed at special interests and many never become law.The Mackinac Center, which tracks bills, their sponsors and the legislative outcomes, in mid-October reported 102 business bills in its online “Michigan Votes” searchable database (michiganvotes.org). It identified 29 bills targeted at […]

Help Wanted: Michigan Employers Seek Workers in all Fields

To sense the job market in metro Lansing, stroll the sidewalks at Frandor Mall; Home Goods is advertising for workers. So are Tuesday Morning, Jo Ann Fabrics, T.J. Maxx (which hasn’t opened yet), Petco and Party City.Even businesses that aren’t promoting job openings are taking applications.“Basically we are looking for maintenance and front desk people,” […]

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