Category Archives: Small Business

Proos: Economic Future is Optimistic

State Sen. John Proos, seeking re-election in the 21st District, says Michigan’s economy is heading in the right direction, while acknowledging that it still has a long way to go.

“To say that the economy has rebounded for everybody, I think the evidence is clear that no, it has not,” said Proos, seeking a second four-year term in the Senate. “We have a long way to go to get back to where we once were.” Continue reading

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Michigan’s Comeback Outpacing the Nation

Our state economy grew by 2 percent last year, while the U.S. gross domestic product only expanded by 1.8 percent, according to a new federal report.

This is great news for everyone in our state and is another illustration of Michigan’s comeback. Our pro-jobs reforms have made Michigan a place that businesses want to invest in and create jobs. Continue reading

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Business Roundtable Focuses on Job Creation, Meeting Workforce Needs

We have achieved much to turn around Michigan’s economy and make our state more competitive in the pursuit of jobs, including manufacturing jobs.

As a result, in less than four years, Michigan has added more than 275,000 new private sector jobs and 75,000 manufacturing jobs. Many of these new jobs are right here in Southwest Michigan. Continue reading

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Lt. Gov. Makes BH Campaign Stop

BENTON HARBOR – Lt. Gov. Brian Calley toured Maximum Mold in Benton Harbor.

And it sounded like a victory lap.

Calley told those gathered that Michigan looked very different just a few years ago. Continue reading

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Proos: New Law Allows Residents to Taste, Buy Local Wines at Michigan Farmers Market

Sen. John Proos is reminding residents and wine connoisseurs that new laws now allow small winemakers to offer tastings and sell wine at Michigan farmers markets. Continue reading

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Proos Tours Cassopolis’ Ag-Science Program

WSJM – Radio Jason Scott Reporting After introducing Senate Bill 66, which would help more schools bring technology-based learning to classrooms and promote career-based learning, state Senator John Proos was in Cassopolis this week to tour an Ag-Science program. Cassopolis … Continue reading

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State Tax Dollars Should Stay in Michigan to Support Michigan Jobs

Michigan spends more than $30 billion annually on goods and services, and using state businesses to meet our needs can improve efficient use of taxpayer dollars, boost our economy and create jobs. That is why I co-sponsored a bill to … Continue reading

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