Business Buzz By Shelley Irwin • Aug 16, 2016 TweetShareGoogle+Email Listen Listening... / 24:00 Carole Valade from Gemini Publications joins us Carol Valade Credit Gemini Publications Business Buzz, a monthly conversation with Carole Valade from Gemini Publications. We hear news today that 70 % of lakeshore employers expect to hire, Wolverine World Wide put shoes on the Olympians, and Switch is already investing in ArtPrize. Tags: BusinessemploymentTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content State economist: Michigan’s recovery is real By Rick Pluta • Aug 16, 2016 Donald Trump campaign photo; Cheyna Roth / donaldjtrump.com; Michigan Public Radio Network Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton were both in Michigan this month to deliver speeches on their plans for the economy. But they both presented different pictures of the state of things here in Michigan, where the auto industry and manufacturing tanked during the Great Recession. So, what’s the state of the recovery here in Michigan? Michigan Public Radio’s Lansing bureau chief, Rick Pluta, asked an expert – Michigan State University economics professor Charlie Ballard. Plans move forward for Grand Rapids' new tallest building By Associated Press • Aug 16, 2016 Wikimedia.org Plans are moving forward on a proposed 40-story tower that would become Grand Rapids' tallest building. The Grand Rapids Press reports the Grand Rapids Historic Preservation Commission is scheduled to review plans on Wednesday evening at the city's Development Center. MI jobless rate drops because fewer people looking for work By Rick Pluta • Jul 20, 2016 Pixabay | CC BY 2.0 / pixabay.com Michigan’s monthly job rate has dropped slightly to 4.6 percent. But it’s not because more people are working. The one-tenth of a percentage point is because of a shrinking number of people competing for jobs. The shift in the jobless rate is slight. But it is the second month in a row that the unemployment rate has dropped because the workforce got smaller.