Grand Rapids, Detroit Among Top Superstar Metro Areas Nationwide

LANSING—In Reuters’ recent ranking of 378 metropolitan areas by how their share of national employment changed from 2010 to 2017, Grand Rapids and Detroit are recognized among the top 20 “superstar” metro areas nationwide, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced. Fully 40 percent of the new jobs generated nationally during that time went to the top 20 places, along

By |2019-08-13T18:57:57-04:00August 13th, 2019|News|

Michigan Moves To Tiered Fee System For Medical Marijuana

LANSING – The Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced Thursday it is moving its medical program fee structure to a tier-based system based somewhat on the operation’s size, similar to what the agency put in place for the recreational market. The current regulatory assessment, paid by licensees after they are fully approved by the state, is $10,000

By |2019-08-08T19:28:55-04:00August 8th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

GVSU Report: China Trade War Impacts West Michigan Economy

GRAND RAPIDS - The trade war with China is catching up with the West Michigan economy, finds a report from Grand Valley State University, slowing the pace of industrial growth for the first time in several months. The report comes from economist Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley State University's

By |2019-08-08T16:25:29-04:00August 8th, 2019|News|

MITechNews Readers Get 30 Percent Discount To Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference Aug. 15 In Detroit

DETROIT – If you want to attend Benzinga’s Cannabis Capital Conference on Aug. 15, MITechNews.Com and MIMarijuanaReport.Com have snagged a 30 percent discount on the ticket price. To gain discounted access to this event, use the coupon code MIKE30. But you need to hurry because General Admission Tickets are expected to sell out by close of

By |2019-08-07T15:14:06-04:00August 7th, 2019|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|

Cannabis Business Update: Bratic Grow Lights, ABKO Labs, CannaBiz Connection, Benzinga Cannabis Conference

ROYAL OAK - M2 Techcast Monday Aug. 5 features four cannabis businesses. Stevan Bratic, Managing Director of Bratic Enterprises, highlights his grow lights. Amy Brown, Co-Founder of ABKO Labs, explains how her company tests Marijuana for safety and potency. Jamie Cooper CEO of Cannabiz Connection, explains how here company provides marketing and business consulting to

By |2019-08-04T17:49:28-04:00August 4th, 2019|Featured, M2 TechCast, Marijuana Business, News, Podcasts|

Benzinga Cannabis Conference Comes To Detroit

DETROIT - Benzinga, a financial media outlet based in downtown Detroit, is hosting on Aug. 15 its Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference at the Book Cadillac Weston. Benzinga provides financial news about cannabis and other emerging markets for investors. The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is a networking and educational event connecting cannabis entrepreneurs and investors to

By |2019-08-03T14:24:09-04:00August 3rd, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

Business Leaders Predict Stable Growth For Michigan, Nation

DETROIT— A majority of Michigan business leaders expect to continue or boost their investment within the state, despite a growing number anticipating slower state and national economic expansion coming into 2020. “While Michigan’s senior executives remain positive about their companies’ abilities to continue growing jobs and investing capital in the state, a growing number are

By |2019-08-02T16:23:20-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Featured, News|

Survey: Half Of Employees Feel They Have Career; Half Just A Pay Check

CHICAGO - A new survey shows employees are split on how the feel about their current job - 50 percent feel like they have a career, while 50 feel they just have a pay check. Nearly a third of employees plan to change jobs this year. The national surveys, which were conducted online by The

By |2019-08-02T16:23:20-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Featured, News|

‘Priceline Of Pot’ Expanding Into Michigan

DENVER—Leafbuyer Technologies, a Denver, Colo.-based  cannabis technology and marketing platform, announced Friday that the company has begun expansion into the Michigan medical and developing recreational cannabis market. Leafbuyer Technologies is a multi-platform cannabis technology company connecting consumers with dispensaries and product companies through online, loyalty, print, and in-person initiatives., known as the “Priceline of Pot.”

By |2019-07-26T16:19:24-04:00July 26th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

These Are the Skills That Will Get You a Job In the Cannabis Industry

People at every level eager to build exciting careers – including top executives feeling trapped in low or no-growth industries – should take a serious look at the cannabis industry. Let’s start with the numbers. The U.S. legal cannabis market was valued at $11.9 billion in 2018; globally the market is expected to be worth $66.3 billion by the

By |2019-07-22T10:40:30-04:00July 16th, 2019|Marijuana Business|