In partnership with Crain’s Detroit Business, Business Bridge covers the intersection of business, politics and policy across Michigan.
For decades, dominant industries in small towns have meant jobs, money and economic and civic spinoffs. They can also cause jitters and economic heartache. Here's a look at five Michigan towns with an outsized corporate resident.
Even as company grows globally, family keeps it home in Michigan villag
A need to adapt when fewer people are eating cerea
Spanning the river-split towns of overwhelmingly poor and African American Benton Harbor and far more affluent and white St. Joseph, Whirlpool has struggled to align its corporate imperatives with its community responsibilities.
Thinking positively about a merger in a town inextricably linked to the chemical company
Business leaders say they must work harder now to attract companies to Michigan in the wake of ongoing negative publicity
Efforts aim to counter lead crisis with Flint positive
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