Covering the intersection of business and policy, and informing Michigan employers and workers on the long road back from coronavirus.
Michigan used to have plenty of jobs, high wages – and high taxes. Not so today. Travel briefly through time to see how what Michigan collects in taxes has shrunk over a generation – and why we now struggle to fund the basics.
Despite rising wages and declining jobless rates, four in 10 Michigan households remain unable to afford basic living necessities.
Homes in these cities now exceed 2008 property values, even as much of the rest of the state still recovers from the Great Recession
Rising crop prices fueled a surge in land values, and larger investments in Michigan farms
A $1 billion investment by GM gives Warren the region's highest industrial property values. Auburn Hills slides into second, while Detroit is a close third.
More than 90 percent of Michigan residents live in communities where property values have yet to return to 2008 levels. Can the hardest hit cities and towns recover?
The numbers show just how far Detroit has fallen post-bankruptcy, and how much farther the city has to go toward a real turnaround.
We break down the property value numbers from every city and township in Michigan to see how communities have fared since the Great Recession.
Fruit and vegetable growers across the state say immigration crackdowns will scare away seasonal workers, with few Americans eager to fill in.
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