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Minnesota: A case study of prosperity

July 18, 2014
Michigan Future –– the think tank I lead –– has just released its latest report: “State Policies Matter: How Minnesota’s Tax, Spending and Social Policies Help It Achieve the Best Economy Among Great Lakes States.” Read More

Worrisome situation in Iraq may impact construction prices

June 20, 2014
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

As Michigan rebounds, complacency is the biggest threat

April 18, 2014
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

Michigan: a laggard, not a leader

April 11, 2014
Listening to the press, elected officials in Lansing and Michigan business leaders, one gets the sense that Michigan has one of — if not the — best state economies. Read More

40 Under Forty class headed in right direction

January 24, 2014
It was my great pleasure to serve as a judge for the Business Journal’s 2013 40 Under Forty class. Read More

West Michigan’s 2013 economy and what’s next

December 20, 2013
Walking with my kids to church last week, my 10-year-old daughter was talking about a writing assignment she had at school, so I asked if she’d help me write this article. Read More

Where you live affects your opportunities

Study finds that health care, education and even volunteer opportunities are good indicators.

December 13, 2013
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) LANSING — Access to better economic opportunities depends largely on your Michigan ZIP code, according to Opportunity Nation, a Washington, D.C.-based coalition that researches economic issues. Read More

Expect slow growth for the foreseeable future

December 13, 2013
Slow growth. That’s the ongoing word on the West Michigan economy, according to the data collected for November. Read More

Economy picking up steam, but long-term outlook dims

November 15, 2013
Still growing slowly, but a tad faster than last month. Read More