Items Tagged with 'Economy'

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Switch will test region, state’s abilities — especially in educational attainment

January 1, 2016
Brian Long takes a decidedly conservative view of the regional economy as director of supply management research at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business. Read More

West Michigan economy remains slightly ahead of national numbers

November 13, 2015
Slow growth is still the best way to describe the West Michigan economy, according to data and comments collected in the last two weeks of October. Read More

Automotive, furniture industries carry West Michigan economy

October 16, 2015
Growing, but still slowing. That’s the latest word on the West Michigan economy, according to the data and comments collected in the last two weeks of September. Read More

Employment earnings are engine of sustainable growth

September 18, 2015
We continue working on our next report: an assessment of the national, Michigan, Metro Detroit and Metro Grand Rapids economies in the fifth year of a national expansion. Read More

Concentrated talent is what matters most

August 14, 2015
University of Michigan economist Don Grimes and I are working on our next report on the Michigan economy. Read More

Street Talk: Reading the economic tea leaves

Target market.

July 31, 2015
Consumer confidence in Michigan is approaching record levels, begging the question: Has the state’s economy recovered? Read More

Growth improvement continues for third month

June 5, 2015
Still growing at a moderate rate. Read More

West Michigan economy enjoys unexpected surge

April 10, 2015
The growth rate improves! That’s the latest word on the West Michigan economy, according to data collected in the last two weeks of March. Read More

Sports commission contributes $145M to local economy

Sports tourism is a nearly recession-proof industry.

January 30, 2015
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