U.S. exports http://michiganradio.org en Brazil wants apples and blueberries, here's why that's great for Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/brazil-wants-apples-and-blueberries-heres-why-thats-great-michigan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When we think about food grown in Michigan, many people might assume that </span>Michiganders<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are the ones who are consuming it.</span></p><p>It turns out we aren't the only ones eating our state's crops.</p><p>Michigan is number 17 among other states in agricultural product exportation, but that could increase in the next ten years.&nbsp;</p><p>Jamie Zmitko-Somers is with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:08:53 +0000 Stateside Staff 12902 at http://michiganradio.org Brazil wants apples and blueberries, here's why that's great for Michigan Economists expect modest growth in Grand Rapids area will continue http://michiganradio.org/post/economists-expect-modest-growth-grand-rapids-area-will-continue <p>The Grand Rapids area economy will continue to grow at a modest pace in 2012. Economists at Grand Valley State University are predicting employment growth between 1.5 and 2-percent this year.</p><p>GVSU Professor of Economics Hari Singh surveyed close to 300 business owners in Allegan, Ottawa, Kent and Muskegon counties to compile his report. He says 70-percent of employers told him they plan to hire permanent employees this year.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:39:18 +0000 Lindsey Smith 5838 at http://michiganradio.org Economists expect modest growth in Grand Rapids area will continue Stabenow, top U.S. trade official talk exports in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/stabenow-top-us-trade-official-talk-exports-detroit <pre> Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow and a top Obama Administration trade Official were in Detroit Tuesday, talking about how to boost U.S. exports. </pre> <pre> President Obama wants to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/business/29trade.html">double U.S. exports by 2015</a>. &nbsp;Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco Sanchez joined Stabenow to trade ideas with local business leaders. </pre> <pre> Sanchez says the Obama administration is making progress on leveling the playing field for U.S. Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:18:37 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 2140 at http://michiganradio.org Stabenow, top U.S. trade official talk exports in Detroit