Economy

Gotcha scooter photo
Courtesy photo / Gotcha Scooters

Gotcha E-scooters are coming back to the Lansing area.


Charlie's restaurant in Dimondale photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

A survey finds that Michigan restaurants anticipate losses of $1.2-billion dollars in April.


Gate 8 at Capital Region International Airport in Lansing photo
Courtesy photo

Capital Region International Airport in Lansing will get more than $10-million dollars in federal funding in response to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Andy Schor photo
Courtesy photo

The city of Lansing is launching a COVID-19 “rescue fund” on Monday, designed to help small businesses stay afloat.


mayor at podium
Courtesy / City of Lansing

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has submitted his budget for the next fiscal year, while noting that revisions may be needed due to swiftly changing conditions related to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Tesla Model S photo
File Photo

Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson have reached a settlement with the electric carmaker Tesla that will make it easier for Michigan customers to buy their vehicles.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl discusses the deal with Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor at Kelley Blue Book. He says Tesla had essentially been banned from doing direct sales in Michigan before this agreement.


Aerial view of auto assembly plant
Courtesy / Second Shift

Last week, General Motors announced plans to close three production plants and phase out models like the Impala and the electric Volt.

The Lansing area’s two GM plants were spared, but what might the future hold for local production?

Micheline Maynard is a veteran journalist and author who has written extensively about the Detroit carmakers.


Sears Closings Spare Lansing

Oct 15, 2018
Lansing Sears store photo
Joe Dandron / WKAR-MSU

Sears has announced the locations of 142 Sears and K-Mart stores across the United States that will be closing. The Lansing store on Michigan Avenue will remain in operation, while stores in Ann Arbor and Lincoln Park will shut down.

capitol photo
WKAR File Photo

Michigan lawmakers want the state to periodically hire outside contractors to evaluate the effectiveness of the state's economic development incentives.

Lake Michigan
Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

A newly released analysis says a federal Great Lakes cleanup program is good for the region's economy.

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