Dick DeVos had a scheduling conflict that kept him from attending recent holiday parties at Gov. Snyder’s residence, but timing this month was better for the Grand Rapids businessman’s longstanding effort to make Michigan a right-to-work state, according to The New York Times.
Gilbert told about 600 businesspeople from around the state that Quicken Loans Inc. had 8,700 applications from 157 colleges and universities for 600 full-time internships this summer.
In 2013, if major employers coordinated recruiting, “you could have 25,000 interns downtown,” he said.
Young adults want to be in cities, he said, and “Detroit sells itself once you get them here.”
Three business leaders who have had a hand in the transformation of downtown Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing will talk about how investing in Michigan’s urban areas helps the state economy grow and attract new talent. Dan Gilbert, Dick DeVos, and Dan Loepp will share that message during a joint presentation at the 2012 West Michigan Policy Forum. The forum will take place Sept. 12-13 in downtown Grand Rapids.
“I can’t even believe the words are coming out of my mouth,” Ms. Gifford said. “A lot of weird words have come out of my mouth over the years, but we’re announcing today that a musical I’ve been writing for going on 13 years now will be coming to Broadway this fall.”
The 86-foot yacht Windquest is the first boat to finish the annual sailboat race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island.