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7:01 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Economist Says Southwest Michigan's Economy Should Remain Steady for Rest of Year

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Brian Long sees pattern of slow growth
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Don't expect a lot of drama in the area's industrial economy during the second half of 2014. But don't expect a lot of excitement either, says local economist Brian Long, who surveys West Michigan manufacturers each month.
6:51 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Proposal Would Allow River Barge Traffic Along Lake Michigan Shoreline

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Supporters say agriculture and other industries would benefit from change
Some local farmers and others are adding their support to a U.S. Coast Guard proposal that would allow river barge traffic on the east side of Lake Michigan as far north as Muskegon."Agriculture is one of Michigan's largest and fastest growing sectors, and we depend on reliable transportation options," said Jim Byrum president of Michigan Agri-Business Association.
1:20 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

15 Fired at GM Over Ignition Switch Recall

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Company plans to compensate victims of defect
General Motors CEO Mary Barra has fired 15 employees and ordered a compensation plan for victims of a deadly ignition switch defect that the company ignored for more than a decade, after an internal investigation showed a "pattern of incompetence and neglect."
6:09 am
Mon June 2, 2014

New Kalamazoo Airport Director Optimistic About Future

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David Reid says the airport is trying to market itself to flyers from the area
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - When it comes to the future of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, David Reid sees clear skies. Passenger air traffic is up, the new airport director says. The airport is self-sustaining. The business community is engaged with helping its growth.
6:09 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Battle Creek Commissioners to Vote Next Week on Food Trucks Downtown

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A "sunset" provision has been added since the last public comments on the ordinance to allow food trucks in downtown
After months of heated debate among residents and restaurant owners, city commissioners will vote next week on proposed changes to allow food trucks to operate in part of downtown Battle Creek.

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