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Items Tagged with 'Economy'
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
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