U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow visited with Grand haven-based R.A. Miller Industries, maker of military antenna systems, where she announced new legislation protecting taxpayer dollars and American made products.
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan are introducing the Make It In America Act. It strengthens the 1933 Buy America Act that the Senators say, “gives priority to American companies when the federal government purchases goods. However, the current law has numerous exemptions.”
During its Board of Trustees meeting, Grand Valley State University released its economic impact report. GVSU estimates its economic impact on the region, based on 2015-2016 data, is $816 million.
The 2014-2015 estimated economic value to the tri-county area of Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties was $780 million. The university’s new construction and renovations projects created 1,760 trade and construction jobs and injected more than $83 million into the local economy.