The evolution of Michigan's medical and recreational marijuana industries. The growth of electric vehicle market and demand for lithium-ion batteries. Kalamazoo-based biopesticide maker Vestaron comes to market.
Start Garden emphasizes assistance for minority-owned tech startups. The labor shortage is impacting Steelcase's sales growth. Why are there a relatively high number of storefront vacancies in Grand Rapids?
Competition is slowing local craft brewing industry growth. We also discuss diversity making gains within Michigan's venture capital industry and how the state's infrastructure issues are a drag on small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The reintroduction of legislation could force downtown Grand Rapids residents to pay for city core services. Also, the growth of Association Health Plans and Grand Rapids SmartZone and Smart Garden propose a new contract.
Lawmakers are gathering in Lansing this week during the lame duck session focusing on paid sick leave and minimum wage bills. West Michigan auto suppliers are preparing for an anticipated industry slowdown. Metro Health Foundation capitalizing on U of M affiliation.