Category Archives: Economy

Michigan lawmakers urge Congress to require a balanced federal budget



Michigan is joining at least 17 other states in calling for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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Snyder continues to press Obama on Detroit immigration plan



Governor Rick Snyder continues to press the federal government on his plan to expand immigration in Detroit. Snyder touted the plan Monday in front of an urban policy forum in New York City.
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Michigan could soon join federal balanced budget queue

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMichigan could soon join 20 or more states that have formally called for a national convention to draft a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the state House just adopted a resolution this week.
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Hearings to open on electricity deregulation



Hearings open this week at the state Capitol on a proposal to lift Michigan’s cap on electricity companies competing for customers. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta tells us a 2008 law says no more than 10 percent of the state’s electricity can be directly provided to consumers by an alternative to a region’s major utility.
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Ford recognizes women-owned part suppliers.

Ford logoOne of Michigan’s big three automakers is celebrating National Women’s Month by recognizing women making strides in a non-traditional field.
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Pure Michigan rakes in more than a billion in visitor spending


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Michigan visitors are spending a ton of money here through the year.
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State could soon pop the cap off microbreweries – or at least lift it

Michigan craft breweries are cheering the state Legislature for passing bills to ease some state regulations.
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Chemical Bank to acquire Northwestern Bank

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA mid-Michigan bank is expanding its presence in northwest Michigan.

Midland-based Chemical Financial, owner of Chemical Bank, has announced plans to acquire Traverse City-based Northwestern Bank, and it’s 25 branches in northwest Lower Michigan.
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Midland among top areas in the country where middle class thrives

Midland's "tridge," a three-way bridge that connects over the meeting of the Chippewa and Titabawassee Rivers. Photo courtesy by Downtown Midland.

Midland’s “tridge,” a three-way bridge that connects over the meeting of the Chippewa and Titabawassee Rivers. Photo courtesy by Downtown Midland.


Downtown areas are known to be the “cherry on top” of its respective city – a place to visit, shop and explore.
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Propane supply dramatically increases

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A bit of good news for propane users in Michigan. Supplies are on the rise, although winter temperatures are not.
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