Stories tagged: "Michigan Economy"

Road construction is shown in Detroit in 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
‘Buy Michigan’ Legislation Could Help Michigan Companies Win More State Contracts

Senate Bills 316 and 317—which were referred to the Senate Committee on Regulatory Affairs on Tuesday—would give companies that are headquartered in Michigan an opportunity to counter lower bids from out-of-state businesses when the state awards contracts.

Staff pour coffee at Velodrome Coffee Co. in Ispheming. (Velodrome Coffee Company via Facebook)
Small Businesses Score Big State Grants to Hire More Michiganders

Nearly 30 small businesses across Michigan received $25,000 grants through the state’s “Match on Main” grant program this year to help boost economic growth in dozens of communities. 

Mike and Lindsey Feehan moved to Michigan from Florida to launch Emerald Secure Transportation.
Michiganders Bought 180 Tons of Weed Last Month. Who is Distributing it All?

Behind every cannabis venture is a fleet of discreet cargo vans, whizzing down the highways with hundreds of pounds of marijuana. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits a construction site in Cass County. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
New Projects Bring $200M Investment, Hundreds of Jobs to Michigan

Several redevelopment projects are set to create or retain another 400-plus jobs and generate more than $200 million in investment, all right here in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced this week.

Home Depot is planning to build a new distribution facility in Warren. (Courtesy/The Home Depot)
‘Wins for the Entire State’: More Big-Name Companies Plant Roots in Michigan

Two new development projects in Michigan will create a total of at least 140 new jobs and generate a total private investment of $10.4 million—and they both picked sites in Michigan over those in other states.

House Minority Leader Matt Hall (R-Richland) and Senate Minority Leader Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton) talk to reporters in Hall’s office, Jan. 25, 2023. (Laina G. Stebbins/Michigan Advance)
GOP Holds Up Budget Bill, Forcing Democrat to Come in for the Vote After His Baby Was Born

Final negotiations on a supplemental budget bill have been teed up, but there was no shortage of drama with the first big piece of legislation taken up by the new Democratic-led Legislature.

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Dow Chemical to Cut About 2,000 jobs—or 5% of Workforce

Materials science company Dow is cutting about 2,000 jobs, or approximately 5% of its global workforce, as part of an effort to reach $1 billion in cost savings this year.