Not everyone’s suffering during COVID

Some Michigan industries are thriving during the pandemic.

Thousands of businesses are suffering. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent closures required, have shuttered stores and forced tens of thousands onto the unemployment rolls.

But not every business sector is having a hard time. Some are actually thriving in this environment.

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An article on MLive lists ten industries in Michigan that have seen an uptick in business since residents have been forced to socially isolate.

Some of them are obvious, such as video games and home improvement stores. Others are less evident, such as pool installation and RV and motorhome sales.

Construction is one such bright spot. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction jobs have bounced back faster than any other business sector since the governor allowed it to resume in May.

Another booming business? Marijuana sales. With recreational marijuana now legal in Michigan, and many residents homebound, sales are on track to reach $1.5 billion in the next year.

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