Score another victory for those businesses wanting to locate in Michigan, but now won’t consider it. The reason this time is not labor, a perceived shortage of skilled workers or the climate. This time it’s the water. Yes, Flint’s crisis of tainted water would turn businesses away from locating here. This is how we move it forward.
Never stop challenging accepted practices with innovations — it’s what entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and many others do on a daily basis. If you can build a better wheel, do it!
Soon the U.S. Senate Finance Committee will consider extending legislation that would aid underwater homeowners by expanding their ability to sell their homes at market price.
One thing that always makes me shake my head is the fact that electric energy usage peaks in the summer in North America as people try to stay cool. It drives me crazy (which is a short trip, I admit). Considering the deep freeze of February 2015, it seems especially insane.
Detroit 2016: Six 60-foot cars will be traveling 3.3 miles up and 3.3 miles back, stopping every 7-10 minutes at 20 different points on Woodward in Detroit. Designed to be pedestrian friendly and part of the fabric of downtown, the M-1 Rail cars will share the road with traffic and cyclists and allow people to jump off and jump on. Different people, different backgrounds coming together. This is a positive, bold vision for Detroit.
Non-competes are hurting Michigan’s ability to compete in a new economy. Recent evidence clearly shows that states that allow and enforce non-compete agreements (even where limited to “reasonable” scope) show less mobility of talent, attract less venture capital, and have fewer startup ventures.
Oct. 5, 2012 – The NITC will provide a state-of-the-art, strategically located bridge between Detroit and Windsor. Canada is Michigan’s largest trading partner and the new crossing is vital to enhancing this $70 billion-a-year trade relationship. Michigan has nothing to lose and everything to gain by pursuing this project with Canada.
Sept. 13, 2012 – Have you ever heard of the phrase “compassionate consumerism?” You will probably hear more about this since it is the hottest promotional phrase being used by retailers today throughout the country.
April 26, 2012 – Wyoming continues to have a strong economy, a balanced budget, and a favorable tax structure, but there are many more reasons why Wyoming is a great place to live and do business.
April 5, 2012 – West Virginia has cultivated new strengths, while continuing its commitment to traditional industries. Today, West Virginia’s development strategies focus on emerging sectors such as aerospace, automotive, biometrics, biotechnology innovations, high technology data, higher-end data centers and business service centers.
Jan. 5, 2012 – In 2011, Corp! launched its first-ever Business Trends Survey. When we reported on the results in our Aug. 4, 2011, cover story, survey participants were as positive on their own companies as they are on the economy as a whole, with two-thirds expecting that business would increase moderately or even sharply during the next six months.
Dec. 14. 2011 – Have you noticed that things are moving much faster today than, say 10 years ago?Â Â People are also moving faster today, trying to keep up with the faster speed of computers, e-mail and the internet.
July 28, 2011 – Recently, I read Adam Bryant’s column in the New York Times where he interviewed Barry Salzberg, global chief executive of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, about his important leadership lessons.
March 31, 2011 – Most people were startled by the news of Detroit’s low census count. But some perspective is needed. The results don’t change anything about the positive work under way to revitalize and re-energize this storied city and region.
March 17, 2011 – As we live with it daily, we don’t have to be told that Michigan has one of the worst business environments in America. We business owners and professionals can sit on our hands and hope others will save us, or we can get involved and advocate for real and lasting tax reform.
March 3, 2011 – No doubt everyone is pleased to see our automakers making good progress in bringing a major U.S. industry back from the brink of extinction that they experienced less than two years ago.
June 17, 2010 – We have a warped perception of conformity in our culture. It seems it is perfectly acceptable and even encouraged, to be as deviant as possible in manners of speech, costume and behavior
May 20, 2010 – I had the pleasure of meeting with an entrepreneur this week wanting to become a business coach/consultant. She was reaching out to see what my experiences have been with consultants. The first thought I had is great, the world doesn’t really need another consultant.
May 6, 2010 – We hope you are enjoying the latest addition to the Corp! suite of publications, Everything Digital.
April 15, 2010 – Although the IT industry is often accused of over-promising and under-delivering, looking back over time, the opposite is more the case. The extent of IT-enabled business change has been greater than most people could have imagined and the pace of IT-enabled innovation will only continue to accelerate, thanks to the rapid rise of cloud computing.
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