A company, known as IMS USA, announced a multi-million dollar investment into a Flint Arena and Event Center.
Governor Rick Snyder met today (Fri.) with the Legislature’s Republican and Democratic leaders to try and strike a deal on road funding. The governor hosted a day-long series of meetings in his state Capitol office to toss around ideas and crunch the numbers. Read more
The state Senate has approved legislation that would require internet retailers such as Amazon.com to collect a six-percent tax on all sales to people in Michigan. Read more
The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether local governments can require contractors to pay union wages on public projects. The court agreed to hear a challenge to Lansing’s prevailing wage ordinance. But there are at least two dozen other Michigan counties, cities, and townships that have similar rules. Read more
The largest municipal bankruptcy in US history has wrapped up, as Detroit exits emergency management.
A new passenger ferry is being built in Onaway for Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry.
A Saginaw tool company has plans to expand come spring. Officials say the expansion will bring more than 50 new jobs to the area.
Fullerton Tool Company is building a second facility in Saginaw. The company sells drills, and other cutting tools. Read more
Consumer analysts say, once again this year, technology gifts will be a huge hit. Read more
Black Friday can create a craze among mall shoppers across the nation, but it’s not as often that you hear about smaller communities, with fewer malls and more local retailers, linked to the day after Thanksgiving.
The state House is expected to take up legislation next month that could decide the future of Michigan’s film credit program. Read more