Covering the intersection of business and policy, and informing Michigan employers and workers on the long road back from coronavirus.
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
Here are the worst counties for average weekly wages, as of September, 2014
Four-in-10 Michigan families can’t afford life’s basics, according to a report by the United Way. The report contends that helping struggling workers will ultimately benefit the state as a whole.
In far-flung rural Michigan, hardly anything is close by. It can be a problem for those in need of medical attention.
After growing up in Pure Michigan, millennials say they must leave a land they love to fulfill their career ambitions. Second of two parts.
Michigan’s northern resort counties could learn from these swanky ski towns in Colorado and Wyoming.
Like lots of smart young natives, Katie Capaldi thought her destiny lay far from the northern Michigan town where she was raised. But she’s writing another chapter. Plus, five other looks at people and life Up North.
The Headlands is drawing stargazers to a 550-acre park at the very tip of the mitten, officially designated an International Dark Sky Park.
Jeff Thompson figured he could make his own skis as easily as buying them. Then mom and dad sold their house to come work for him.
Internet-based companies can live anywhere. One twenty-something hopes giving entrepreneurs a great northern Michigan summer might turn their heads.
His parents always warned: In a small-town economy, the pie is too small for everybody to get a slice.
A luxury playground grows where an abandoned cement plant once stood on the shores of Little Traverse Bay.
While the Detroit region is beginning to emerge from recession, the Grand Rapids, Monroe and Benton Harbor areas posted strong GDP gains in 2013.
Amid promising signs of growth, Michigan still has not reached its peak GDP from a decade ago.
The Grand Rapids region is strong in virtually every economic sector, and is the closest of any Michigan region to returning to pre-recession levels.
The Lansing and Ann Arbor regions are closely matched in GDP. Ann Arbor is just ahead in 2013. But will it last?