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The photo shows students in white lab coats in a laboratory.
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The Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency is still expanding technical training for students. But first the district needs to understand the changing labor market, says Superintendent Dave Campbell.

Ambassador Bridge linking Detroit and Windsor - file photo
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(MPRN)  The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) might be in for a shakeup – and Michigan could feel the effects. 

Governor Rick Snyder - file photo
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(MPRN) Michigan dairy farmers are getting a 510 million-dollar boost. Two new dairy processing facilities are scheduled to be built in St. Johns, north of Lansing. 

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Tim Bartik says incentives used by state and local governments to lure companies or encourage them to expand are not free. The Senior Economist at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research says it’s important to find out if the benefit of those incentives is worth the cost.


State Capitol - file photo. Photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
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(MPRN-Lansing) The state got an idea Thursday of how much money it could have for the next couple years. Economists gathered for the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference Thursday. 

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