In partnership with Crain’s Detroit Business, Business Bridge covers the intersection of business, politics and policy across Michigan.
Newly renamed film, media office promotes job growt
Miles Media was neither the highest nor lowest bidder out of the 22 firms vying for the contract
Following Jeb Bush’s flameout from the 2016 presidential race, some powerful GOP donors in Michigan are deciding who to support now
Miles Media Group LLP, based in Sarasota, Fla., on Tuesday won a nearly $400,000 contract to rebuild Michigan.org from the Michigan Strategic Fund, a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corp
No bill has been introduced yet, but money from national tobacco settlement would support the governor’s two-district plan to address DPS money problems while keeping the district functioning
The Honigman law firm, which recently snagged Gov. Snyder’s chief of staff Dennis Muchmore, is one of several firms adding to its lobbying presence in the capital to influence legislation for clients.
Republican senators say the state has advertised enough, while defenders say frequent turnover among those seeking insurance requires constant education.
The increased use of the tax credit could cost the state $80 million in annual revenue if it is not addressed
More than $100 million in state and federal money already headed toward Flint will help with immediate needs. But replacing aging, lead-based water pipes in Flint and other older cities will take time, and a whole lot more money.
Under current law, workers registered under Michigan’s medical marijuana law could nevertheless lose their job if pot showed up in a drug test. Employers say such a law would make drug policies difficult to enforce
At least some of the windfall will likely be steered toward the state-created water crisis in Flint
A flat tire. Medical problems. No child care. All can lead to missed days for low-paid workers, and cost them a job. But finding new workers is a drag on companies, too. Some are finding that offering help also helps the bottom line.
For more than two decades, Cascade Engineering has scrutinized how to help low-income workers overcome obstacles. Now, companies are pooling resources to hire caseworkers to help workers solve problems and stay in jobs.
Workers in low-wage positions such as manufacturing often have a difficult time saving enough money to make ends meet.
Sakthi Automotive Group USA Inc., has hired 25 convicted felons this year as part of its expansion of its Detroit facility, with positive results.
The state’s low unemployment and booming auto sector are countered by low wages across the state and a lack of college graduates in the workforce
Buffeted by cuts, MEDC is making more of an effort to show Lansing how it is spending advertising money, and what the state will receive in return
Allowing sportsbooks and fantasy sports betting in Michigan would bring millions in added state revenue; money that now goes to an underground market. But would these new laws, if adopted, run afoul of federal law?
A Senate measure would divide purse proceeds between thoroughbred and harness races tracks. But the tracks’ survival may depend on finding new sources of revenue.