The future of mass transit in Detroit will be the topic of a meeting that brings U. S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to Michigan. City, state, and federal officials are hoping to get some financial support for a light rail project down Detroit’s main thoroughfare.
The three national ratings agencies have awarded their highest scores to bonds Michigan is selling to pay off federal loans used to cover unemployment benefits during the recession when the state's unemployment fund ran dry.
About 65 Michigan business and civic leaders are traveling to Turkey this weekend to sign a historic partnership. Members of the East Lansing-based Prima Civitas Foundation and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, or LEAP, will meet with automotive parts makers and exporters in Istanbul. There, they’ll sign two “memorandums of understanding” that will facilitate trade alliances between Michigan and Turkey.
Ray DeWinkle is leading the Lansing area team. He’s the senior vice-president of global business development for LEAP.
De Winkle told WKAR’s Kevin Lavery the trip stems from a prior meeting with the head of a leading auto parts association in Turkey.
At Michigan State University, few names are as recognizable as that of Eli Broad.
Broad’s financial support of his alma mater is unmatched. In total, Broad and his wife Edythe have given MSU more than $60 million. Those gifts have primarily supported the College of Business, the school’s new art museum, and MSU’s partnership with Detroit public schools.
Forbes magazine estimates his net worth at $6.3 billion.
In a new book, Broad now tells the story of how he made his fortune.
Growing up, Ernest Hemingway spent many summers in northern Michigan, hunting and fishing with his father. Those years had a great influence on his work, especially the Nick Adams stories. While the International Hemingway Society often holds their conferences in Hemingway haunts such as Paris and Key West, this year, for the first time, it will be held in Petoskey, starting June 17th.
Groundbreaking ceremonies Tuesday at Lansing's Emergent BioSolutions. L-R: MI Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Mayor Virg Bernero, Emergent CEO Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi, Emergent Executive Vice President Adam Havey, Lansing City Councilperson A'Lynne Robinson
While efforts continue to reverse Michigan’s controversial Emergency Manager law, seven of these appointees continue their work across the state. They’re trying to restore financial stability in four cities and three school districts.
Opponents of last year’s law say it subverts the democratic process by granting Emergency Managers unprecedented authority. That includes the power to cancel union contracts, dismiss employees and sell assets. Proponents, including Governor Rick Snyder, say it’s the only way out for cities and school districts mired in debt.
A new television series called LRN 101 is airing on WKAR TV. It’s the brainchild ofKeep Learning, a non-profit group committed to promoting education in the Lansing area. Our reWorking Michigan report looks at how the show can influence the perception of education.
Last Saturday, hundreds of students graduated from Lansing Community College. It was a time for celebration, but many of them are already in debt. Some will go on to four-year universities, where they’ll probably have to borrow a lot more money.