Covering the intersection of business and policy, and informing Michigan employers and workers on the long road back from coronavirus.
A Detroit casino wasn’t in the cards for Trump, undone by some of the same issues dragging down his presidential campaign today, including a battle over tax returns
Too many new entrepreneurs make the same, avoidable mistakes. In a state badly lagging in new businesses, executing a sound plan is critical. Our experts tell you how.
If the state doesn’t create a new generation of business owners, its future will remain hostage to the swings of the manufacturing sector
The city’s downtown stores are shuttering. While some hope for a shift to a tourism-based economy, a port project is betting on new industry
Before an unusually rowdy Detroit Economic Club audience Monday, the Republican presidential nominee calls for cutting business taxes, reducing regulations and letting parents fully deduct the average cost of childcare from their taxable income
The Grand Rapids region continues to surge ahead, adding jobs (if not high wages) across a wide area. Can its success be exported to the rest of Michigan
Slideshow photo gallery of the 10 Michigan counties with the lowest jobless rate as of April 201
Slideshow photo gallery of the 10 Michigan counties with the biggest increase in jobs from 2012-201
Slideshow photo gallery of the 10 Michigan counties with the greatest growth in average weekly wages from 2011-2015
Slideshow gallery of the 10 Michigan Counties with highest weekly wages in 201
If more business-friendly states come calling, can Midland hold on to thousands of high-paying jobs? A test of Gov. Snyder’s economic development strategy.
A partnership is connecting poor, hard-to-employ Flint residents with a factory hungry for workers in Howell. How a public-private transportation program is helping both sides thrive.
Even as Michigan's unemployment rate falls below 5 percent, some 300,000 workers seeking full-time jobs are stuck with part-time paychecks
November's tortuous road-funding deal called for a raise in gas taxes beginning next year to help repair crumbling roads. But why not raise taxes this year, when gas prices are cheap, easing the tax burden in 2017? Lansing, that’s why
More than a third of Michigan farms are operated by farmers over 65. What happens when they retire?
As Michigan farmers age, farmland is more likely to be concentrated in the hands of fewer people in the future. See how farmers in your county are aging.
See how much ground the middle class has lost in every Michigan county since buying power peaked, in an interactive map that confirms what you’ve feared when you pay your monthly bills.
Legislators want to stop big box retailers from using a controversial tax strategy that is cutting their property tax payments in half; a maneuver that small towns say is crushing their budgets and spreading to other businesses.