ICYMI: Michigan’s economy continues to improve

Week after week, we read about Michigan’s turnaround and the theme is the same – Michigan’s economy is in full-recovery mode. This week is no different as Comerica Bank’s recent Michigan Economic Activity Index brings more good news about our economic turnaround. The index jumped 6.2 points in July, hitting 133.7 total and indicating that things are…

GDP growth: Good, Dependable Proof of Michigan’s brighter future

Need more proof of Michigan’s leading-the-nation recovery? Well, we have it. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 14 out of 15 of Michigan’s metro areas saw Gross Domestic Product—or GDP—growth in 2013. What’s more, the growth our local metros saw were significant, with each area seeing a growth rate of at least a 1.5…

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ICYMI: Michigan’s comeback proven once again

The numbers are in. Michigan’s recovery efforts are working. According to the latest news reports, our unemployment rate, job creation, household income and the economy are improving and Michiganders are getting back on their feet. The Detroit News reported this week that household income increased significantly for the first time since before the recession in…

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#BuyNearby promotes keeping Michigan’s economy strong

Have you met the Buy Nearby Guy? He’s the big, blue, Michigan-shaped mascot of the Michigan Retailers Association’s Buy Nearby campaign that travels the state encouraging Michiganders to buy from local retailers like your neighbor’s boutique or your local farmers market. The Buy Nearby campaign is visiting the State Capitol Thursday to celebrate and promote “Get Caught…

The Great News State

Lately, it seems like the Great Lake State might need a new nickname: the Great News State. Even today, two Michigan cities, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, made the list of Top 100 Best Places to Live in America by Livability.com. Another news story from today showed the strong impact of Michigan exports on our…

The Motor City and the Mitten State: Cracking the code for a #BrighterFuture

Good news continues to roll in for Michigan and Detroit, except this time it isn’t just being driven by the auto industry or manufacturing.  Recognizing the changes occurring in America’s economy, Michigan has reinvented itself under Republican leadership as a state that welcomes these new and growing industries – and as a result, both the…

Michigan’s economy is in full recovery mode — and we have the proof

Week after week, we read about Michigan’s turnaround and the theme is the same – Michigan’s economy is in full recovery mode.  This week is a little different though, because an annual economic activity report produced by Business Facilities truly highlights our state’s impressive turnaround. The annual report looks at more than 27 different categories, separating the…

Michigan continues to produce results

Only a few years ago, Michigan was experiencing one of its worst economic climates in history. Jobs were disappearing, our population was declining and a belief in a better Michigan had faded. When House Republicans gained leadership in 2011, they recognized that they had also earned the responsibility of taking action and fixing Michigan. House Republicans…

Michigan’s economy continues to rebound

We all know Michigan’s economy is rebounding — “Now Hiring” signs are popping up in window fronts across the state, unemployment numbers continue to drop and new businesses are bringing new jobs to our state almost daily. But it’s still nice to get confirmation that our state is continuing its resurgence, which is why Comerica…

Michigan’s comeback: Here, there, everywhere

Michigan’s comeback can been seen through a number of initiatives and programs – all designed to give each and every resident a brighter future – but there’s one thing each success story has in common: Republican leadership. This is another one of those stories. Today, the governor announced that six companies from China, Italy, Germany…

Movies, T.V. shows tell the story of Michigan’s brighter future

People around the country are getting a chance to experience our Great Lake State for themselves, thanks to a number of T.V. shows and movies hitting the big and small screens alike. In recent years, Michigan’s budding film and T.V. industry has grown, and television and feature film production are up. Everyone knows about the blockbusters that are…

ICYMI: Investing in Michigan’s future

Well, it’s another day and there is another story about Michigan’s comeback.  This time it’s about venture capital investments throughout the state.  Two of the nation’s largest investment firms issued a quarterly report on capital investment projects nationwide, and Michigan has shot up the rankings. During the last quarter, venture capitalists invested $114.2 million in…

Recovery, comeback, resurgence, revival

Detroit (Flickr/Bryan Debus) Whatever you call it, Detroit embodies it. The community spirit and passion bringing Detroit back to life is remarkably inspiring, and the efforts of individuals, local communities and nonprofits are proving to be socially and economically fruitful. YAHOO! Finance reported a total of 288,000 new jobs were created in the United States last…

Bridging the information gap: Michigan road funding in the news

With construction season in full swing, now seems like a good time to look back at the work Republican leadership has done to pave the way toward better roads in Michigan. Whether approving money for much needed local projects, investing existing resources in our roads, introducing road funding legislation or even putting on a hardhat…

Agriculture in Michigan continues to grow

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Michigan’s second-largest industry continues to grow — with Michigan farmers planting more corn, soybeans and wheat in 2014 than ever before. These commodity crops are at an all-time high in our state, where 5.4 million acres are dedicated to farming these…