Business News Archive

October, 2016

  • Starting a home occupation can be quick and easy through minimized regulation

    October 31, 2016 | Kurt Schindler | A community can make starting a home occupation easy to do by minimizing regulation. Changing zoning to allow home occupations to automatically be part of a dwelling can help economic development.

  • Zoning approvals should be prompt

    October 24, 2016 | Kurt Schindler | A zoning decision should be prompt and without any undue delay. Incorporating deadlines for decisions into a zoning ordinance, or office policy, is a best practice.

  • Global food trends

    October 21, 2016 | Rob Sirrine | Consumers increasingly interested in healthy eating.

  • Attention CEOs and executives: Feeling lonely at the top?

    October 19, 2016 | Andy Hayes | Peer-to-peer networking opportunity is coming to northern Michigan with a roundtable event for CEOs of growing companies.

  • Walkability is key to economic development

    October 10, 2016 | Brad Neumann | In the New Economy, it is all about creating communities with amenities and high quality of life to retain and attract talent. Talented individuals, who are mobile and can live anywhere, want a walkable, bikeable community to call home.

  • Looking to boost tourism revenue? Start with placemaking

    October 10, 2016 | Brad Neumann | In the New Economy, placemaking must be part of an economic development strategy. For the tourism industry, businesses and communities can enhance the tourist experience through placemaking, which serves as a population attraction strategy.