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MRA reports Michigan retail January sales build on positive December numbers

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan retailers reported an increase in January sales over December, now reporting two months of positive growth since sales were down in November.

The January Retail Index survey came in at 59.4,

BIG Wins for Michigan Retailers in 2020; 2021 MRA Priorities

Amy Drumm Vice President of Government Affairs for Michigan Retailers Association

MRA Advocacy efforts paid dividends for members in 2020

By AMY DRUMM, MRA Vice President, Government Affairs

Now that 2020 is behind us, here is a recap of MRA’s significant wins for Michigan Retailers for the year and what’s on the docket for 2021.

CEO Bill Hallan: Glimmers of Hope on the Horizon

MRA President and CEO Bill Hallan

It’s difficult to find inspiration these days. The recent events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol threaten the most basic tenet of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power. I was appalled and it was yet another horrifying event that we’ve witnessed during the last 10 months.

MEDC community development projects bring new housing, hotels and tourism to Grand Haven, Hillsdale, Ludington

MEDC’s Michigan Strategic Fund Continues to Help Communities Around Michigan

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) recently approved community revitalization projects in Grand Haven,

Owners determined to carry lumber yard through century mark

Carson City Lumber set sights on century mark

Carson City Lumber opened in 1928. The family-owned business’ longevity is due to its ability to adapt as time goes by and a continued focus on customer service.

By SHANDRA MARTINEZ
Photos STEVE JESSMORE

Before the end of the decade,