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Items Tagged with 'Economy'
Sports tourism is a nearly recession-proof industry.
Youth and amateur sports can fly under the radar, but the West Michigan Sports Commission has grabbed it by the horns and made it a major part of the West Michigan economy. Read More
Comerica Bank’s 2015 economic forecast also sees U.S. auto sales nearing its ceiling.
Most executives in West Michigan business would probably agree the state and national economies have definitely come back to life, but it is already a mid-cycle economy in the U.S. now, according to Comerica Bank’s chief economist Robert A. Dye. Read More
I noted with great interest that the leading mandate out of the 2014 West Michigan Policy Forum was a call to action on needed investment in the state’s infrastructure. Read More
In a GRBJ editorial (Aug. 11), Carole Valade wrote: “The Business Journal emphasizes the unfinished business of infrastructure investment in Michigan. ... In fact, the issue is not just related to road and highway repair, the lack of which is costing Michigan businesses millions of dollars. Read More
During the downturn of the economy, we saw owners make personal sacrifices in order to keep their companies afloat. Read More
As I wrote in my last Business Journal post, the headline from Michigan Future’s just released report “State Policies Matter: How Minnesota’s Tax, Spending and Social Policies Help It Achieve the Best Economy Among Great Lakes States” clearly represents the starkly different path Minnesota has taken on state taxes and spending. Read More
Overall construction materials prices remained flat in May but are up 1.6 percent year over year, according to this month’s Producer Price Index supplied by the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More
Business Leaders for Michigan revealed its media campaign this month to focus on a cup less than half full of accomplishments it had identified to guide the state to a top 10 status for jobs, personal income and economic health. Read More