In partnership with Crain’s Detroit Business, Business Bridge covers the intersection of business, politics and policy across Michigan.
State says ‘Pure Michigan’ campaign brings more than $1 billion into Michigan. Skeptics say prove it.
State tourism officials say the promotional campaign will endure, with a few changes.
The homegrown actor said he took offense to being asked to repeat his narrative lines. Later, Allen grew to appreciate the direction.
From state park campsite reservations to national park visits, from Mackinac Bridge crossings to hotel stays, tourists are driving a solid Michigan summer for the tourism industry, data show.
The state selects Indianapolis-based Strategic Marketing and Research Insights to measure the ad campaign’s return on investment. Toronto-based Longwoods International had the state contract for years.
The senators send complaint letter to Gov. Snyder, citing delayed action, fines and permit requirements. Republicans want a DEQ with a “customer service mindset.”
A plan to have the private sector pay for construction and maintenance of part of the busy I-75 corridor in Oakland County will be the largest public-private transportation project in state history.
Critics say the ruling goes against the spirit of last year’s energy law
State deals have led to at least $4.3 billion in investments and 6,700 jobs through August, Bridge analysis shows.
Jobless rate at lowest since 2000. But teenagers aren’t working as much as their parents did, and many high-school dropouts have left the labor pool.
Company plans to add nearly 300 jobs atop 131 it already employs in Michigan.
Rock Ventures says capturing sales and income tax is ‘essential’ to major projects including redevelopment of Hudson’s site in Detroit.
How do you say 'beer' in Chinese? Michigan businesses to find out.
Prepare for a fight as Wisconsin lawmakers debate $3 billion in incentives to lure a Taiwanese manufacturer to invest $10 billion and create at least 3,000 jobs. The Wolverine State has a big stake in the outcome.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture, is piloting a business development incentives program this year to help food-related companies that might be too small to be eligible for MEDC grants.
For all their bad press, millennials — the 20- to 30-somethings born roughly between 1980 and 2000 — are the future of work. And Michigan companies have a retention problem.
A tax incentive that rewards companies for creating hundreds or thousands of new jobs will require them to also pay “good” wages. What that means for workers remains is not yet clearly defined.
Jeff Mason tells Bridge/Crain’s where he sees opportunities for the state to raise its economic game.
Arauco North America says its new factory will bring 200 jobs to a region desperate for a rebound. How Grayling lured the global forestry giant to northern Michigan may carry lessons for other struggling towns.
Developers want more nightlife and condos, while some voice concern about whether Grayling can maintain its small-town flavor.