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Fresh off last month’s 2016 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism, new reports from Michigan State University and Longwoods International show a significant return on investment for the state’s tourism industry. Travel Michigan, the state-run tourism marketing division, says the long-running Pure Michigan campaign is working, despite criticisms from some organizations. Dave Lorenz, the agency’s vice president, spoke with MiBiz about the role of tourism in Michigan and how Travel Michigan needs to react to issues in Flint and Detroit.
While the challenge of finding talent makes headlines in the manufacturing and high-tech industries, similar struggles in West Michigan’s agricultural sector have the potential to hit even closer to home: the dinner table.
GRAND RAPIDS — A new crowdfunding platform aims to connect student entrepreneurs at colleges and universities with people willing to invest money and time in their ideas.
LANSING — A Mid Michigan nanotechnology company seeks to raise $24 million through an initial public offering to fund operations as it continues to commercialize composite materials for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and other uses.
As the craft brewing industry matures, many West Michigan producers have started seeking out technology that provides sustainable solutions to common issues.
A new roadmap aims to reboot efforts to build Michigan’s life sciences industry and compete with similar clusters around the U.S. and the world.
If developing, attracting and retaining talent remains key to future economic prosperity, then Michigan’s big three research universities say they’re clearly doing their part, at least on the front end of the equation.
Television stations around Michigan and nationwide are considering auctioning off valuable broadcast spectrum for potentially tens of millions of dollars to make room for mobile wireless development.