Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Dr. Jim Jacobs, a renown economist, delivered his annual address Wednesday in Chesterfield Township.
Dr. Jim Jacobs delivered his 29th annual Macomb County Economic Forecast in Chesterfield Township. Jacobs' speech, which was overall positive, noted that the county was expected to fare better in growth and recovery than the national economy in 2013. County officials, who attended the speech, reacted to the forecast with enthusiasm. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel said Jacobs' points, such as strides in the housing market and labor force, are "encouraging to know." New Macomb County Board of Commissioners Chairman David Flynn said, "I think that community leaders and elected officials need to have cautious optimism and understand that our recovery is going to be steady but incremental." Commissioner Kathy Vosburg, who previously served…
Monday, May 28, 2012
VFW Commander, Macomb County elected officials, WJR Radio personality Frank Beckmann and rocker Eddie Money share their thoughts about the importance of Memorial Day.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and Macomb County Board of Commissioners Chair Kathy Vosburg share their thoughts on Macomb County's economic future.
Despite hearing a less-than-ideal regional economic forecast Tuesday, Macomb County officials were optimistic about the area’s recovery in the near future, citing both the county’s continued population growth and increased manufacturing base as support for this optimism. “I think there’s definitely hope in this report,” said Macomb County Board of Commissioners Chair Kathy Vosburg, of the Economic Growth Alliance’s regional forecast. “We heard that there are some jobs that are going to be available to our residents. It seems the government side of things is still on the decline and that is because of reduced revenue that we have for local government. But it is encouraging to see the private sector is having an increase.” While this …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
A ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday marked the completion of the Macomb Orchard Trail's 24-mile stretch between Shelby Township and Richmond.
On a section of the Macomb Orchard Trail that bridges the Clinton River, U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, County Board Chairwoman Kathy Vosburg and others gathered Tuesday to mark the completion of the trail section connecting Bruce Township to Richmond. Before a ribbon-cutting, government officials praised the years of work that led up to finishing the leg of hike-and-bike trail. The 24-mile, paved trail runs from Shelby Township up through Washington Township, Bruce Township, Romeo, Armada Township, the Village of Armada and east to Richmond. The project also included rehabilitating the bridge spanning the North Branch of the Clinton River, where the ceremony was held. The final trail section cost about $1.3…