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Monday, 21 December 2020 14:03

State, federal lawmakers reach agreement on COVID-19 relief packages

State and federal lawmakers have each reached consensus on COVID-19 relief that will support small businesses like restaurants and venues still confronting pandemic-related restrictions.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 17 December 2020 16:56

Business groups watching closely as state decision on COVID-19 restrictions looms

The Whitmer administration is expected to announce in the coming days whether to extend, alter or allow state-imposed restrictions on business activity to expire.

Published in Small Business
Tuesday, 01 December 2020 16:12

Whitmer says decision on 3-week pause premature: ‘Next 2 months are going to be hard’

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer offered no new details Tuesday on whether the state’s three-week “pause” that has shuttered indoor dining and entertainment facilities will be extended beyond Dec. 8, though she expressed concern about rising cases and hospitalizations associated with holiday traveling.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 15:40

Michigan panel agrees to fast-track online casino gaming, sports betting

LANSING — A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers has agreed to fast-track a series of administrative rules that could launch the state’s internet sports gambling and casino gaming before the end of the month.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:30

Business leaders seek COVID-19 response that preserves ‘lives and livelihoods’

Two hundred and forty six days passed between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s first stay-at-home order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and new state restrictions scaling back and closing some businesses.  

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 29 May 2020 14:54

Contractors group, GR landscaper challenge Whitmer order on emergency rules

The state chapter of a national trade group representing contractors and a Grand Rapids-based landscaping company have asked a state court to invalidate two recent executive orders by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer involving workplace safety requirements in light of COVID-19.

Published in Economic Development