October 2019 Economic Development Updates

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MBA Announces Top Employers in Midland County for 2019

The Midland Business Alliance (MBA) has compiled the list of the top employers in Midland County for 2019.   Business Name 2019 Headcount MidMichigan Health 4406 Dow Inc. 4000 DuPont 1200 Midland Public School District 898 Corteva Agriscience 800 Chemical Bank 550 City of Midland 492 Greater Midland 410 ThreeRead More

2019 MBA Membership Drive

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What’s Your Input on Lower Driving Costs?

With the state’s budget season upon us, Michiganders are hearing plenty about the high cost of driving in this state, and proposals that will potentially increase or decrease those costs. We don’t expect the state budget to be finalized, or the any deals to be hammered out until several monthsRead More

Join Us for E-Week: Celebrating Entrepreneurs & Innovation

Calling all entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses! Join us for Entrepreneurship week April 1-5! We have 8 events planned that week all centered around helping you take an idea to the next level, learning new tools and tricks from successful entrepreneurs and growing your business. April 1 Everything YouRead More

State Budget Expectations

Governor Whitmer presented her first budget proposal to the House and Senate earlier this month. No doubt, you’ve heard and seen plenty of press on her proposal. Some key points include: Raising the gas tax by 45 cents per gallons, to shore up funding for road repairs Covering community collegeRead More

MBA 2019 Legislative Priorities

Support continued efforts for public policy and resource allocation to effectively address the talent gap, including those for regionally-driven workforce development programs Support significant investment in Michigan’s transportation systems such as upgrades to highways, including continued allocation of previously-committed revenues. Necessary funds in excess of these revenues should be derivedRead More

Our Take on Marijuana Establishments

Townships, cities, and villages across Michigan are in decision-making mode, following the November 6th statewide vote to legalize recreational marijuana. Unless these municipalities explicitly state otherwise, marijuana establishments will be permitted in their boundaries. (These decisions have nothing at all to do with the personal use of marijuana; only withRead More

Governor’s Executive Order Raises Eyebrows, Prompts Action

We saw a little friction in Lansing last week, when the state Legislature voted to overturn the Governor’s Executive Order (EO) 2019—12. It’s the first time in 42 years that the Legislature has overturned an EO. Issuing Executive Orders and Executive Directives is certainly a gubernatorial prerogative, but at issueRead More

But What to do About Snow Days?

We’ve all heard speculation about ‘snow day forgiveness,’ and whether or not K—12 school districts will need to make up all the days they’ve cancelled for inclement weather, including sub-zero temperatures. You may have also heard about a bill introduced in the state Legislature to give the districts (and students!)Read More