Covering the intersection of business and policy, and informing Michigan employers and workers on the long road back from coronavirus.
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.
West Michigan leads the way in Michigan jobs recovery, while the state as a whole still trails the nation.
Here are the worst counties for job growth in Michigan, 2005 - 2013
Here are the best counties in Michigan for job growth, 2005 - 2013
Here are the top ten worst counties for total jobs performance, 2005 - 2013
Here are the top ten best counties for total jobs performance, 2005 - 2013.
Michigan, a pioneer of the American middle class, is adding jobs but wages have fallen below the national average in the past decade.
Here are the best counties for average wage gains, adjusted for inflation, from 1990 - 2013
Here are the worst counties for average wage losses, adjusted for inflation, from 1990 – 2013
Here are the best counties for average weekly wages as of September, 2014