Topic: Labor

Caught between record-low unemployment and record-high inflation, it’s no secret that entrepreneurs are facing unprecedented challenges. It’s rare to enter a retail store or restaurant…
The hospitality industry is filled with incredible servers, who, for the most part, intentionally chose this business because of the perks of tipping. In an…
Do you know what one of the key elements to a thriving economy is? It’s often overlooked and underestimated, but it’s the foundation for a…
The West Michigan Policy Forum recently kicked off bi-monthly legislative chats to provide an intimate opportunity to have our members listen to, glean from, and…
Michigan and the rest of our nation have been facing a grave labor drought that’s impairing our economy and causing many businesses, large and small,…
Two years ago at the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan’s unemployment rate hit a high not seen since the great depression - 22.7% of…
Michigan is facing a housing shortage - and the cost of homes has skyrocketed over the past year, leaving many unable to afford housing. This…
Michigan’s success in recent years can be traced back to important improvements in the way business and residents live, work and play in our state.…