Items Tagged with 'Economy'

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Vibrant central cities, universities key to attracting and retaining talent

August 25, 2017
Pittsburgh is viewed by many as Exhibit A for how so-called Rust Belt regions can return to prosperity. Read More

Grand Rapids patent approvals support creative economy perceptions

July 28, 2017
Grand Rapids makes a wide assortment of national “top” lists, most especially for entrepreneurial effort and a creative or design-centric community. Read More

‘Orderly’ automotive sales decline keeps economy rolling

July 14, 2017
Yes, the West Michigan industrial economy remains on track. Read More

Bank exec says variety fuels GR economy

Region has 20 companies with almost 2,000 employees each, which limits recession fears.

March 24, 2017
The variety of industries that call West Michigan home have provided the region with protection from recessions in the past and will continue to do so at least through the next cycle, according to a national economic analyst. Read More

Michigan to benefit from automaker investment

The Michigan economy is much more than just autos and other durable goods manufacturing, but the auto sector still drives the state economy. Read More

Participants in a world of passengers: sometimes the two are confused

February 3, 2017
It would seem an appropriate time to opine on the effectiveness of all armchair quarterbacks. Read More

Lack of skilled workers will hamstring economy

January 27, 2017
Construction season in Grand Rapids must move “just in time” in less than 30 days, but there are not enough skilled construction workers in the field with iPads and instruction. 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

Businesses pave the path to prosperity in 2017

December 30, 2016
As business leaders take up the reins of moving business plans and the economy forward in a new year, they are ever watchful of those trends and issues that could have an impact. Read More

Michigan can’t go back to factory-driven economy

December 9, 2016
In a Business Insider interview, Ohio Gov. John Kasich did something almost no politician does today: He clearly states we can’t go back to a factory-driven economy. Read More