Michigan Business, Economy & Tourism


4:26 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

The Walk of Shame Shuttle, started in Ann Arbor, debuted on VH1 this month

Kellyann Wargo began her Walk of Shame Shuttle business in Ann Arbor, while a student at the University of Michigan.

Entrepreneurs can pop up out of anywhere.

Take Kellyann Wargo of Ann Arbor.

While she was a student at the University of Michigan, her entrepreneur’s eye saw a business opportunity in the “Walk of Shame” so many students take on the “morning after the night before.”

Read more
4:13 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Did you know Action Baby Carriers are born in Michigan?

While in an Action Baby Carrier, baby faces in towards the adult carrying her to maximize comfort for both.

Just about anywhere you see young parents, there’s a good chance you will see Action Baby Carriers. In place of pushing a baby in a stroller, these carriers let you “wear” your baby or toddler, and these carriers are made in Detroit.

“We made a carrier that you buckle to your body, so that you can be hands free and still have your baby nice and close to you,” said Andrea Govender, who owns Action Baby Carriers with her husband.

Read more
11:45 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Some Michigan businesses have defied the odds to last more than a century

Murdicks longevity may be due to the continual use of their original recipe.

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 3:53 pm

There's a lot of attention and talk directed at start-ups about attracting new business to Michigan.

But writer Ilene Wolff pays tribute to some venerable long-time Michigan businesses. Her story, The Century Club: Michigan firms and businesses that have truly withstood the test of time, is in the current March/April print edition of DBusiness.

Read more
Michigan Energy & Environment
3:46 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Snyder: Up to 40% renewable energy realistic in Michigan by 2025

Gov. Snyder presented his goals for energy policy in Michigan Friday at an electrician training facility in Warren.
Credit Jake Neher / Michigan Public Radio Network

  Michigan could realistically get up to 40 percent of its energy using renewable sources by 2025, according to Gov. Rick Snyder (The video of the full speech is here).

His goal of boosting renewable energy to between 30 percent and 40 percent in the next decade includes increased energy efficiency to get to those numbers. The governor says increased efficiency should play a central role in Michigan’s energy future.

Read more
Northwestern Michigan College
4:47 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

NMC faculty say 'yes' to union

Faculty at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City will soon begin negotiating contracts through a union. 75 percent of the faculty voted ‘yes’ to join the Michigan Education Association – the state's largest teachers' union.

Read more