Items Tagged with 'Economy'

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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

West Michigan is back to a flat economy this month

November 18, 2016
After last month’s 16-month high, the West Michigan industrial economy has again returned to a growth pattern that is almost flat. Read More

Hats off to local business owners

October 14, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal reports following new economic investments in suburban cities and townships has been extensive in 2016, and when taken all together, it provides a strong indication of continued growth and economic diversity for the entire region, stretching in every direction. Read More

The good, bad and ugly of income inequality

September 2, 2016
Metro Grand Rapids’ economy was in the news twice recently. Read More

Regional business reports serve as a call to action

June 10, 2016
Brian Long, director of supply management research at Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business, has used the same adjective each month this year to describe the regional economy: flat. Read More