Economy

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Starting Tuesday, small businesses in Michigan can begin applying for grants designed to help them survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Michigan-based software company TechSmith will consolidate its operations at a new facility in East Lansing.


Capital Region International Airport terminal
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Passenger traffic at Lansing’s airport is picking up this holiday week, but with the ongoing pandemic, it’s lower than a normal year.


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Michigan movie theaters and other indoor entertainment venues will soon be allowed to re-open.

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Michigan’s economic development board on Tuesday authorized a $115 million grant program for small businesses, nonprofits, farms and agricultural processors hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The wave of COVID-related layoffs led to the increase in claims. The increase in claims led to an increase in suspected fraud.  Unemployment agency director Steve Gray told a joint House and Senate committee that created opportunities for people who’ve been collecting stolen identity information.


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


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


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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.


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


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