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Ag Day at the Capitol: Celebrating one of Michigan’s economic engines

Today we welcome Michigan’s agriculture industry to Lansing to recognize the countless positive impacts our producers have in the Great Lakes State, around the nation and internationally. The 5.4 million acres of land across the state that are dedicated to farming supply a healthy variety of crops for our communities and people around the world. Agriculture is Michigan’s…

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Michigan unemployment rate hits 12-year low

Lost Decade may finally be lost for good Michigan’s unemployment rate has declined for the fifth consecutive month, and is at its lowest level since 2002. The December 2014 statewide unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percent, from 6.7 percent down to 6.3 percent, putting Michigan’s unemployment rate at its lowest level in more than…

Michigan’s unemployment rate at lowest level in eight years

Our state’s unemployment rate has declined for the fourth consecutive month, and is at its lowest level since April 2006. Michigan’s unemployment rate has decreased for the fourth consecutive month. The November 2014 statewide unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percent down to 6.7 percent, putting Michigan’s unemployment rate at pre-recessionary levels. In fact, our…

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More jobs creating more opportunities for Metro Detroit

Metro Detroit is roaring back, and the proof is in the number of jobs in the region   According to a report from the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) released in November, Metro Detroit  has returned to pre-recession level employment! Since Republican leadership took over in 2011, Michigan has been on a steady economic resurgence since hitting a…

Snyder’s governing receives national recognition

Even if you haven’t been following Gov. Rick Snyder, Governing magazine has. Take a look at what they have to say about him. Prior to Governor Snyder’s first term in office, Michigan’s population was declining and jobs were disappearing. For those who stuck around, there was little hope that Michigan would rebound for the better. The…

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Michigan ranks in Top 10 for engineering careers

Michigan is home to the eighth-most engineering careers in the nation Michigan’s unemployment rate has declined for the third consecutive month, and we are now at pre-recession levels. One reason for our unemployment turnaround is due to the growing number of engineering career opportunities popping up throughout the state. According to EngineerJobs.com, Michigan companies are currently seeking candidates…

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Economic index grows, proves Michigan’s strength again

As it has in the past few months, Comerica Bank reported more proof of Michigan’s economic strength this week. The Michigan Economic Activity Index increased in July and again in August, proving that the state is well on its way to making a full economic comeback. The index jumped to 120.4 points in August, indicating that things are…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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Meijer for hire

Michigan’s economy continues to improve by leaps and bounds, leading the state toward a brighter, more productive future. Whether it’s investing additional dollars into our state’s rainy day fund, working to ensure students receive a quality education or working to create jobs; Michigan is on the road to recovery. Each week and month, more great…