Economy

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(MPRN-Mackinac Island) Governor Rick Snyder is pushing for quick approval of a controversial tax break to help lure large employers to the state. 

Surprisingly strong. That's the assessment of west Michigan's economy in a new report. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan is the 16th most expensive state when it comes to how much in profits businesses put toward taxes. That’s according to an annual study released Monday. 

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Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Senior Economist Tim Bartik says tax breaks and other incentives designed to lure business will tip a small percentage of decisions. So he says it’s important that the incentives offered are effective and evaluated often.


The latest survey on West Michigan’s industrial economy shows continued growth in February. 

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