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West Michigan economy shows no sign of backing down

April 14, 2017
Despite the signs several of our local industries are topping out, West Michigan business conditions remain positive. Read More

Hopes for decreased regulation, lower taxes fuel economy

March 10, 2017
For West Michigan, the 2017 rally continues for the industrial markets. Read More

Expect modestly positive growth for West Michigan economy

February 17, 2017
The holidays are over, and we are now into the back-to-work mode of 2017. Read More

Following flat finish, expect modest growth for first quarter

January 13, 2017
December often is a slow month for many industrial firms, and December 2016 was no exception. Read More

West Michigan is back to a flat economy this month

November 18, 2016
After last month’s 16-month high, the West Michigan industrial economy has again returned to a growth pattern that is almost flat. Read More

New orders reach a 16-month high as business improves

October 14, 2016
As we move into the fourth quarter of 2016, the West Michigan industrial economy continues to expand. Read More

Summer doldrums keep economy on incremental pace

September 16, 2016
Summer’s end hopefully will bring better economic news. Read More

Industrial economy ebbs toward negative territory

June 10, 2016
Flat. That’s the latest word on the West Michigan economy, according to data from the last two weeks of May. Read More