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Drumroll Please . . . After Two Years of “Reinvention” We are Still the 47th Best State to do Business in!
Share For the third year in a row, Michigan was ranked 47th in Forbes’ Best States for Business and Careers list. The people at Forbes were nice enough to let Governor Snyder write an op-ed to offer excuses for why his … Continue reading
Share A number of times lately someone has said to me “either these Republicans are really smart or really stupid.” I think the latter is far more likely. I’d like to introduce two pieces of evidence to support the case … Continue reading
ShareGovernor Snyder, and his town criers (a.k.a. your elected officials), tell us that one of their top priorities is to stop college graduates from leaving the state. In 2007, the last year I could find hard data on, the state lost about … Continue reading
ShareI was driving through Grand Rapids and noticed a new Biggby Coffee billboard. The billboard says something like “maybe you’ve heard, Biggby Coffe is accepting new franchise locations.” While I’m a big fan of Michigan businesses, I am not a fan of Biggby Coffee. Here is why. You may remember that … Continue reading
ShareFor the most part, Michigan Republicans have been able to put up a united front. In fact, if you have talked to one, you have talked to them all. One common line is “what would you do about the deficit?” … Continue reading
ShareJase Bolger, the Michigan Speaker of the House, is one of many politicians who are deceiving Michiganders on the business climate in Michigan. In Bolger’s recent Detroit Free Press Commentary, he said that Michigan is ranked 48th in “corporate tax … Continue reading