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The Waiting Game

The state and national economies picked up steam in 2017, and more growth is on the horizon if the White House and Congress can agree on health care reform, tax cuts, fewer regulations, and reducing the national debt.

Open Our Arms and Trust, But Verify

From an economist’s perspective, each legal immigrant holds the potential for augmenting “human capital,” the ultimate source of growth and prosperity for a region or nation.

State of the Auto Industry

Michigan and the auto industry have been intrinsically linked ever since Charles Brady King steered the first horseless carriage through the streets of Detroit in March 1896. Now, 120 years later, the Motor City remains the epicenter of a global industry.

Stay on Course: 2015 Michigan Economic Forecast

Metro Detroit and Michigan’s economic expansion will continue through much of 2015. However, headwinds remain.

The 5 Greatest Economic Downturns in Michigan

Michigan is experiencing some of the best economic times in more than a decade. Despite this, another economic recession is inevitable. To stem the tide, DBusiness presents an examination of the five worst recessions in Michigan as a means of limiting the impact of the next economic downturn.

Hat Trick

Three stadiums north of downtown Detroit, including a new $450-million arena for the Detroit Red Wings, will do what ‘The Joe’ never could — create an annual $900-million economic powerhouse.

Detroit's Bankrupt — Is Uncle Sam Next?

Lessons are often learned the hard way, particularly when history is ignored and society dismisses decades of clues pointing to a monumental fiscal crisis.

Full Steam Ahead for State’s Economy

A rebound in domestic auto sales, fewer taxes and regulations, and a right-to-work labor market are propelling continued growth in Michigan. But headwinds loom at the national level, including the rollout of Obamacare and a sharp run-up in disability payments.

Detroit Under Siege

The city faces a rough road as it makes its way through bankruptcy.

Navigating Health Care: 2014 and Beyond

The Affordable Care Act will significantly impact corporate profits, productivity, operations, and hours worked by employees. Can your company survive?

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