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Economic outlook rosy for West Michigan

Experts are especially pleased with diversity of region’s economy.

December 19, 2014
With collaboration and a diversified economy fueling West Michigan’s growth, the future of the region looks bright amid familiar challenges. Read More

Consolidation analysis not conclusive

But there’s no evidence the ‘holy grail’ of government mergers has boosted economy.

December 8, 2012
Members of the Kent County Community Collaboration Work Group got the bottom line regarding consolidations between metro areas from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research last week. Read More

County panel gets collaboration report

September 9, 2012

George Erickcek, an employment economist with the W.E. Upjohn Institute in Kalamazoo, gave the first of two reports last week to the Community Collaboration Work Group, a panel that Kent County formed late last year in response to the One Kent Coalition’s proposal to consolidate the county and the city of Grand Rapids into a new metropolitan government.

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