Lansing business

Branding Lansing for insurance companies

May 6, 2013
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Last week, company officials from Jackson National Life Insurance, alongside Gov. Rick Snyder and mayor Virg Bernero, announced a proposed $100-million expansion of its headquarters near Lansing. The project has rekindled an interesting discussion on marketing Lansing as a hub of the insurance industry.  Four insurers-Auto Owners, Jackson National, the Accident Fund and Farm Bureau Insurance-already employ at least 5,500 people in Lansing, according to the Lansing Economic Area Partnership.  The expansion plan, if it proceeds, would add about another 1,000.  

Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock

May 6, 2013
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 MLive's Lansing beat reporter Angela Wittrock joins Current State every Monday for a rundown of the latest news about the local economy, business and development. Today, she talks with Current State host Mark Bashore about the delayed Market Place project in downtown Lansing, a new food business in Old Town, and the future of convention business in Detroit. 

MLive's Lansing beat reporter Angela Wittrock joins Current State every Monday for a rundown of the latest news about the local economy, business and development. Today, she talks with Current State host Emanuele Berry about how Lansing will balance its budget, the proposed Kewadin casino project and more.

Niowave dispute comes to an end

Apr 24, 2013
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For months, residents of Lansing's Walnut neighborhood and Niowave have a argued over how to improve the appearance of the particle accelerator company's pole barn. Bob Trezise, the executive director of  the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, updates the situation.  

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Recently, both sides in the dispute over a controversial pole barn built by Lansing-based Niowave expressed optimism that a deal could be reached that would make the building more palatable to the neighbors.  Now, some Walnut Neighborhood leaders say Niowave’s latest proposal to fix the facade falls short.  One of the leaders, Mary Elaine Kiener, offers an update. 

Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock

Apr 15, 2013
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MLive's Lansing beat reporter Angela Wittrock talks with Current State’s host Mark Bashore every Monday for a rundown of the latest news about the local economy, business and development. Today, former East Lansing mayor Doug Jester also joins the conversation to discuss a new downtown East Lansing development. 

Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock

Apr 8, 2013

MLive's Lansing beat reporter Angela Wittrock joins us every Monday for a rundown of the latest news about the local economy, business and development. Today, she and Current State’s host Mark Bashore talk about published claims that the Michigan Department of Treasury is failing in its efforts to collect billions of dollars in delinquent tax revenue.

Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock

Mar 25, 2013

MLive's Lansing beat reporter Angela Wittrock joins us every Monday for a rundown of the latest news about the local economy, business and development.   

Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock

Mar 18, 2013

MLive's Lansing beat reporter Angela Wittrock joins us every Monday for a rundown of the latest news about the local economy, business and development.   

Niowave pole barn dispute continues over tax exemption

Mar 12, 2013
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In the latest episode of the Niowave pole barn dispute, Monday night the Lansing city council held a public hearing regarding the company’s recent application for a tax break on its property on North Walnut Street.

Lansing city council member Brian Jeffries, chairman of the council’s Planning and Development committee, and Walnut Neighborhood activist Dale Schrader update the situation. Niowave did not respond to our interview request. 

Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock

Mar 11, 2013

MLive's Lansing beat reporter Angela Wittrock joins us every Monday for a rundown of the latest news about the local economy, business and development. This week, she and Mark delve into Governor Snyder's plans for an economic summit next week in Detroit. 

Current State #38 | March 6, 2013

Mar 6, 2013

Today on Current State: The latest setback to the Lansing casino deal; Michigan ACLU on "Right to Work" lawsuit; the "Michigan 2020"  plan; Neighbors in Action featuring All Saints Episcopal Church; folk legend Janis Ian; and MSU students and staff in Beijing. 

Legal setback for Lansing casino plans

Mar 6, 2013


A federal judge has dealt a blow to a Michigan Indian tribe seeking to build a casino in downtown Lansing.

Current State #36 | March 4, 2013

Mar 4, 2013
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Today on Current State:  A breakdown of the impending changes to Michigan's health care system; phobias and fears with the co-author of "Encyclopedia Paranoiaca;"  a profile of new state representative Theresa Abed; sports with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode; and business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock.

Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock

Mar 4, 2013

MLive's Lansing beat reporter Angela Wittrock joins us every Monday for a rundown of the latest news about the local economy, business and development. This week, she discusses news that the Lansing State Journal plans to sell its building.

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