Month: December 2018

Lame duck recap

Legislature wraps up, heads home for the year

Around 8 a.m. Friday morning the legislature wrapped up a marathon four weeks of lame duck session – the longest in Michigan history.

Increased hires, sales shape a strong November

November continued the positive sales trend for Michigan retailers, according to the monthly Retail Index survey that Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) conducts in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit branch.

Defying perceptions: Retail is not dying. Retail is changing.


Retail apocalypse.
Retail meltdown.
Retail collapse.

Tired of hearing these overdramatic descriptions every time a big box store or restaurant chain goes belly up?