A new report on Southwest Michigan’s economy finds growth slowed in December. The director of Grand Valley State University’s Supply Chain Management Program Brian Long finds economic indicators were down in the region, compared to November.
When he was running for governor, Rick Snyder had a ten-point plan to “Reinvent Michigan”. Point number five was: “Restoring cities and controlling urban sprawl”. Snyder came to the annual Michigan Farm Bureau dinner recently at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. Michigan Now’s Chris McCarus was there too.
For the third year in a row, Western Michigan University has been named one of America’s most environmentally responsible universities. The Princeton review and the U.S. Green Building Council point to the purchase of five Ford Transit Connect electric vehicles and fifteen new charging stations attached to a massive solar panel as just a few of the university’s successes.
Last week’s shooting at a school in Connecticut has raised the issue of new laws regulating guns. But Albion College Sociology Professor Scott Melzer says don’t expect any meaningful action to come of it.