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Michigan Goods-Exports Supporting Jobs

The U.S. Department of Commerce is reporting that goods-exports from Michigan supported 271,000 jobs last year. The report says that’s a 30-percent increase compared to 2009 figures. Nationally, record exports of U.S. goods and services supported 11.7 million jobs in 2014. In February, Commerce reported that U.S. merchandise exports supported …

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Company Seeks To Buy Escanaba Power Plant To Burn Biomass

The Escanaba City Council has voted to open negotiations with Sterling Energy Group on a possible sale of the city’s power plant. The Gary, Indiana-based company made a proposal in late January to buy the Escanaba Power Plant and turn it into one that burns biomass rather than coal. The …

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Group Says Fracking Would Be A Boost To The Economy

While an environmental group is calling for a complete ban on high-volume fracking in this state, the American Petroleum Institute says increasing production and export of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) through increased use of fracking could mean thousands of jobs and over two billion dollars more for Michigan’s economy. Kyle …

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