Economy


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How Local Vaccine Rates Shape Michigan’s Economic Future

Until the people are well, the economy won’t be either. Here’s the advice of one expert from Alma College. 

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In Stressful Times, Child Tax Credit Lights Up Lives of Macomb County Kids

The child tax credit had kids in this Macomb neighborhood running into the streets with wonder and excitement. Here's why.

Black Lives Matter activists in Port Huron, Michigan.
Michigan’s Population Is Declining in a Trend Called ‘Reverse Migration’

2020 census data shows a population decline in Michigan’s Black communities. One local leader says it’s to find more opportunities in the South. 

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Biden Administration Adding New Connections to Education, Training, and Aid

A new website to find schools is announced as people look for work, consider job changes, or monitor a big infrastructure jobs bill.

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No College, No Problem: These Michigan Career Paths Prioritize On-the-Job Experience

No college debt and a promising future is what drew Cory Henion to be an apprentice. This trend is getting a big push in Michigan in 2021. 

Local members of the Youth Advisory Council help with a backpack drive during the pandemic
‘We Have to Do It Together’: Michigan’s Rural Families Talk Getting Through COVID

Mental health, struggling students and food insecurity. These are the topics on Michigan mom's minds for 2021, and the solutions they are finding.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits Lowell Road Bridge in Clinton County.
10 Questions Michiganders Are Asking About Fixing the Damn Roads

Where is Gov. Whitmer on her promise to fix the roads, and how far did that marijuana tax revenue even go? We explain what everyone is wondering about Michigan’s biggest dilemma.