SW Michigan

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.
6:44 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Great Lakes Forecast to Remain Cool in Summer

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Cool water will likely mean cooler air temperatures and more fog
Go ahead and dip your toes in the Big Lake, but that might be as far as you want to go for now.
6:27 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Endorses Congressional Challenger Brian Ellis

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President of business advocacy group says Ellis will be more effective than incumbent Justin Amash
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of west Michigan may have a national reputation as a libertarian lawmaker, but he's making some pretty powerful enemies back at home. In the past week, both the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce and Right to Life of Michigan's political action committees - the latter representing one of the most powerful Republican-leaning groups in the state - have endorsed Amash's GOP opponent, businessman Brian Ellis.
6:24 am
Fri June 13, 2014

State Legislature Breaks for Summer Without Deal on Road Funding

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Senate Majority Leader says he'll convene summer work group on roads
LANSING, MI -- A push to fund road and bridge repairs by modifying fuel taxes crashed and burned Thursday night in the Michigan Senate, where lawmakers rejected a modest proposal one day after avoiding a vote on a larger plan to generate more than $1 billion a year.
SW Michigan
2:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

WMU Helps Detroit Get "Lean"

WMU's Waldo Library
Credit WMUK

The City of Detroit hopes to get some help in Kalamazoo as it works its way through bankruptcy. It hopes students and staff at a program at Western Michigan University can help the city become more efficient.

Teams from Western's Integrated Supply Management Program are working on how Detroit handles maintenance and supplies. University officials say the teams will give Detroit leaders recommendations on ways to make operations "leaner".

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