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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
Comerica update sees more jobs, less unemployment and higher housing prices.
Comerica’s latest economic update for the Central West Michigan area paints a rosy picture, with a forecast of continued increases in payroll jobs, reduction in unemployment and a rise in housing prices through 2016. Read More
But if incentives can’t keep auto sales rolling, all bets are off.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Since the Great Recession, the auto industry has been on an upswing, a positive change that’s been more evident in Michigan than anywhere else. Read More
In 2012, industrial abatements alone led to $40 million in manufacturing investments.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) In a recent issue of the Business Journal, Brian Long reported that manufacturers in the metro area are bucking the nation’s downward industrial trend. Read More
Brian Long’s short-range economic forecast based on a monthly survey of purchasing managers (page 26) shows the regional economy is registering at the increasingly common “flat” level, but far more troubling is the report from Kent County Family and Children’s Coordinating Council, which has both immediate and long-term consequences — grave consequences. Read More