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Marijuana businesses bring new life to old Monroe outlet site

Posted By: Detroit News on April 30, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Take exit 11 off Interstate 75 onto Laplaisance Road to enter what some locals call “cannabis city” or “Marijuana Charter Township.” There, 18 marijuana businesses are open in and around a pair of once-bustling outlet malls that have come […]


Business Owners Remain Optimistic for 2023 Despite Projected Economic Downturn

Posted By: DBUSINESS on December 7, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Despite headwinds from supply chains, inflation, and labor shortages, small business owners are forecasting a strong year ahead, according to the 2022 Women & Minority Business Owner Spotlight, a new report from Bank of America exploring the outlook of […]


Key metrics on West Michigan industrial activity trending downward, survey finds

Posted By: MiBiz on November 7, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Key metrics in a monthly report on West Michigan’s industrial economy trended downward last month into negative territory, reflecting a slowing economy. Indexes for new orders, purchases and employment each fell into negative territory for October, according to results […]


Detroit economy overcoming pandemic challenges, faces recession fears, UM report says

Posted By: The Detroit News on August 25, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The city’s economy is expected to recover from pandemic-related challenges faster than Michigan or the United States overall, even as new recession threats loom, University of Michigan researchers predict. The Detroit Economic Outlook for 2021-27 notes that […]


Walmart adding 4 fulfillment centers, more than 4,000 jobs

Walmart is adding four new fulfillment centers to its existing capacity, a move that will bring more than 4,000 jobs and make next- or two-day shipping available to more Americans. The announcement comes at a time when consumers are relying on packages being shipped to their homes more than ever before. While online ordering has […]


Michigan’s small businesses had a growth spurt in 2021, highest new job count in two decades

Michigan customers had lots of options to support a new, small business in 2021. They could get a “Millennial Lunchable” in Saginaw, an “all-beef dirty water plain dog” in Kalamazoo or BYOC — bring your own container — and fill up on cosmetics in Ann Arbor. Despite a labor shortage and a wave of resignations defining the first year after coronavirus […]


Council approves plan for community entertainment districts

Toledo City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved plans to establish seven new community entertainment districts in an effort to bring more business and attract more residents to the downtown area. The districts are designated areas that will open the door for more liquor licensing and allow for a mix of entertainment, retail, social, and cultural […]


U-M forecast: Expect Michigan’s economy to recover by the end of 2023

Michigan’s economy is expected to fully recover by the end of 2023, with job growth and personal incomes set to increase in that time, according to a University of Michigan forecast released Friday. However, high inflation will continue to cut into purchasing power, the economists said, with real disposable income, which factors in taxes and rising […]


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