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In this June 10, 2021 photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at Straits State Park in St. Ignace, Mich., with the Mackinac Bridge behind her. Whitmer called for spending a "historic" $250 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to upgrade state parks and trails, a day after Senate Republicans announced a $1.5 billion plan to fix deteriorating local bridges across Michigan.
This Plan Literally Paves the Way for Michigan’s Tourism Rebound

A bipartisan plan to tackle infrastructure issues to spur Michigan's tourism looks likely, if Republicans and Democrats can clear one roadblock.

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The PlayStation 5 Proves Supply Chains Are Essential Michigan Infrastructure. Yes, Really.

Gamers and auto workers both are left in the lurch by one key component they can't get. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Livonia) wants to make sure that crisis doesn't happen again.

Jim Farley, Ford Motor Company's chief executive officer, stands next to the company's new Ford F-150 Lightning, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Dearborn, Mich. On the outside, the electric version of Ford's F-150 pickup looks about the same as the wildly popular gas-powered truck. The new truck called the F-150 Lightning can go up to 300 miles per charge, with a starting price of just under $40,000.
Ford’s F-150 Lightning Is a Watershed Moment for the Industry, Says CEO

The president test-drove an F-150 Lightning, and in a Q&A with reporters, Ford CEO Jim Farley said it’s future is even more ambitious.

Photo courtesy State Sen. Mallory McMorrow
Should We Revolutionize Futurism with the Auto Show? One Local Leader Shares Her Big Vision for Michigan

State Sen. Mallory McMorrow designed cars for Mazda and reported on the auto industry. She’s seen the Detroit Auto Show from all sides, and is ready to reinvent it.

President Joe Biden stops to talk to the media as he drives a Ford F-150 Lightning truck at Ford Dearborn Development Center, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Dearborn, Mich..
What Does Michigan Need to Become the Electric Vehicle Capital of the World?

Having a car guy in the White House is exciting to car designer-turned-state Sen. Mallory McMorrow, who knows what it'll take to base the electric vehicle revolution in Michigan.

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‘We Survived It’: Michigan Business Owner Made It Through a Year of Unpredictability

A local Michigan store owner gets a second chance of opening her business as we see economic growth with more pandemic support than ever before.

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‘It Opened the World to Us’: Broadband Infrastructure Can Transform Rural Michigan Life

More than a million Michiganders don't have access to broadband internet. Here's what it's like to finally connect.