UM Tech Transfer

Hail to the inventors

The state that sparked a revolution by putting the world on wheels is at it again, with one university paving the way as an inventive leader. The University of Michigan set a record for new inventions in Fiscal Year 2014, recording 439 new inventions from the school’s Technology Transfer office. The office also reported records…

Michigan’s turnaround by the numbers

Michigan’s recovery is becoming more obvious each day, and today is no different. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its September jobs report, and our state’s unemployment rate has decreased once again; this time to 7.2 percent. The new unemployment rate is the lowest Michigan has seen since March 2008. Michigan’s turnaround can be seen in…

ICYMI: Reforms to workers comp laws create brighter future for Michigan job-creators

In 2011, House Republicans made it a top priority to make Michigan a more hospitable place for job providers. In that vein, comprehensive changes to the state’s workers compensation laws were signed into law. Sponsored by Rep. Brad Jacobsen, these laws served the dual purpose of giving job creators in the state some much needed…

#FF: Lawmakers crack down on physician fraud, protect Michigan patients

Welcome to this week’s Follow Friday, where we highlight four bills that were approved by the Michigan House and are headed to the Senate floor in the coming weeks. The four-bill package was introduced by state Reps. Jeff Farrington, Pat Somerville, Klint Kesto and Peter Pettalia, to better protect patients being treated by physicians who are…

#TBT: House committee makes Michigan a more business-friendly state

Rules and regulations removed since 2011. Welcome to this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, where we take a closer look at the accomplishments of the House Regulatory Reform Committee. During the 2013-2014 legislative session, the Regulatory Reform committee, chaired by Rep. Hugh Crawford, has dedicated itself to reducing burdensome and duplicative regulations that stifle job and…

Lori announces grant for Cassopolis plant expansion

Lawmaker: Funds will help create jobs, boost economy   State Rep. Matt Lori today announced the Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a grant to help a Cassopolis manufacturer expand its operations, which will create jobs and boost the local economy. Lori, R-Constantine, said the village of Cassopolis was awarded a $127,800 Community Development Block Grant…

State unemployment reaches six-year low

Michigan’s unemployment rate has decreased again, this time as low as the March 2008 rate. That’s right, our unemployment rate is at its lowest in more than six and half years. The September 2014 statewide unemployment rate has dropped by two-tenths of percent down to 7.2 percent; a decrease that can be attributed to the fact…

Revving up the economy: Ford Motor Co. adds 850 new jobs

Earlier today, the Department of Technology, Management and Budget announced that the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent — its lowest since March 2008 — thanks to the creation of an additional 9,000 jobs and 6,000 fewer unemployed people. Coupled with Ford Motor Company’s latest announcement, it’s clear to see that Michigan’s economy is kicking into…