So, who’s the top of the heap? In Michigan, it’s Amway co-founder Dick DeVos, who is worth an estimated $5.1 billion.
Amway – which started as “American Way” – defied the odds and grown each year. The company is owned by the two families — among the wealthiest in Michigan.
Michigan went from being home of the UAW and stronghold of the labor movement to becoming the 24th state in the union to adopt Right to Work legislation. This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with one of the architects of the campaign.
This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain gets background on Proposal Two, the issue that deals with unions, the state, and our constitution, from Dick DeVos, President of Windquest Group.
This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain travels to Grand Rapids for the West Michigan Policy Conference and talked to four business and government leaders in the state about issues impacting our state and the importance of cities.
Want to lure more young talent to the Motor City and places like Grand Rapids and Lansing? Bring them in as interns and you create an environment where they are more willing to consider staying.
The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park plans to start construction in mid-July on a $22 million Japanese garden on its West Michigan grounds.
DeVos was voted into the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) prestigious Hall of Fame in 1979 for efforts to put Amway on the map. (Jay Van Andel was inducted into the exclusive club in 1987).
-A few Michigan business owners are among the richest people in America.
Republican Mitt Romney gets applause from Mich. Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer who mentioned his bold leadership as the former Mass. governor worked both sides of the aisle for health care.