"Midland — – Elected officials, residents and workers here are cautiously optimistic that Friday’s announced equal merger of industrial giants Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. will help the region and create more jobs." (Detroit News)

"KALAMAZOO, MI — Western Michigan University will hold its first public input session on the design plan for the expansion of the university's Business Technology and Research Park into the area known as Colony Farm Orchard." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Negotiations continue at the state Capitol on adopting new tax incentives to attract a large “cloud” data center to west Michigan. 

"The City Council on Tuesday approved transferring the vacant lot of the former Tiger Stadium to the Detroit Economic Growth Corp., paving the way for redevelopment of the site." (Detroit Free Press)

"Legislation pending in Lansing would update and streamline state regulations over Michigan credit unions and potentially enable them to expand services. Highlights of the six-bill package that cleared a state House committee this month include allowing state-chartered credit unions to partner to form a service organization to provide trust services. It would also alter regulations on fields of membership to allow businesses based out of state but with a market presence in Michigan to join a local credit union." (MiBiz)