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Ponsse Chair to Speak in Hancock

One of Finland’s most successful entrepreneurs will be speaking this afternoon in Hancock. Juha Vidgren is Chairman of the Board of the Ponsse Company, which manufactures high-tech logging equipment. Finlandia University International School of Business Dean Kevin Manninen says Ponsse began as a one-person business, started by Vidgren’s father… MANNINEN …

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MEDC “Secret Shopper” Prefers Kentucky

Despite efforts to make Michigan a more affordable location for businesses to locate, our state still doesn’t fare very well when compared to surrounding states. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation recently conducted a “secret shopper” campaign to make the comparison. The MEDC developed a fake project, and pitched it to …

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Granholm to Teach Job Creation Class

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is taking some flak for teaching a class at the University of California at Berkeley this fall dealing with job creation. Granholm’s special topics class description says it will focus on “creating jobs through better government policies for innovation and education.” Critics note that Michigan’s …

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