Economy


Flint Handmade hosts pop-up shops, workshops, and more.
Small Business Saturday: Show Love for Your Local Knitters at Flint Handmade

This nonprofit hosts everything from pop-up shops to workshops for all things yarn.

Photos by Brian Rozman
Small Business Saturday: Shop Consciously at These Michigan Shops Proudly Saying ‘Black Lives Matter’

From toys to jewelry, these southeastern Michigan shops give you unique gifts for the holidays with an important message behind them.

Local businesses like Detroit's Ivy Kitchen + Cocktails can survive Gov. Whitmer's three-week pause to indoor dining thanks to outdoors, curbside, and delivery solutions.
WATCH: Detroit’s Ivy Kitchen Closed Once, But Is Surviving Now. Here’s How.

The best way to see your favorite neighborhood restaurants through the three-week pause is to keep eating—with safe take-out or delivery options, of course! Here’s the story of a chic eatery nestled in a historic neighborhood.

A tent by the water in northern Michigan.
Michigan State Parks’ Popularity Could Reinvigorate the Economy

Attendance at Michigan’s state parks, harbors and other recreational sites has never been higher. That could be a major benefit to businesses in a hard economic environment.

Grants for Michigan's small business owners could help them keep their doors open throughout the pandemic.
These Are the Grants Saving Small Businesses

Local businesses have already received close to $100 million thanks to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Here's how the funds are being used by entrepreneurs, and how you can apply.

Prej Iroegbu stands outside his Fork in Nigeria food truck, based in Detroit.
Full Plate, Full Heart, Can’t Lose: The Best Nigerian Food Truck in Detroit Opened During the Pandemic

Detroit entrepreneur Prej Iroegbu had a plan to feed Detroiters delicious Nigerian eats—and he’s doing it while navigating unexpected challenges that came along the way. Grab a fork for this mouthwatering tale.

Michiganders are being encouraged to explore apprenticeship opportunities across the state.
‘The Debt Free, Unionized Opportunity You Deserve:’ How An Apprenticeship Could Change Your Life

Michiganders are encouraged to join one of the nation's largest groups of registered apprenticeships by taking advantage of “debt-free, unionized” learning opportunities.