Items Tagged with 'West Michigan'

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The face of Grand Rapids has yet to change

February 6, 2015
West Michigan businesses are increasingly entrenched in the battle for talent and recruitment competition. Read More

Industrial real estate sector primed for movement

Resurgence of automotive industry is fueling much of the growth.

January 30, 2015
2014 was a busy year across all sectors of West Michigan real estate, but particularly in the industrial market. Read More

CARWM report shows a landlord’s market

Some numbers are returning to pre-recession levels in West Michigan.

January 30, 2015
Practically every report looking back at the economics of 2014 in West Michigan points to growth, and the Commercial Alliance of Realtors West Michigan report is no exception. Read More

Less competition cited as reason for dramatic health cost increases

January 9, 2015
For decades employers in West Michigan have enjoyed lower costs for health care than peers anywhere in Michigan and generally across the United States. Read More

Economic outlook rosy for West Michigan

Experts are especially pleased with diversity of region’s economy.

December 19, 2014
With collaboration and a diversified economy fueling West Michigan’s growth, the future of the region looks bright amid familiar challenges. Read More

Talent 2025 report pegs strengths, weaknesses

CEO-led effort puts comprehensive focus on labor market.

December 12, 2014
An extensive labor market analysis showcases the region’s strengths and the need to bridge potential gaps among education, training and industry demands. Read More

State should take environmental clues from GR

August 29, 2014
Unaddressed environmental issues are heating up politics and firing up sustainability groups, especially in West Michigan. Read More

Religious affiliation can act as a buffer for companies

GVSU study finds customers were more forgiving of a service failure.

August 15, 2014
Consumers are likely to cut some slack for companies with a religious affiliation, according to a study led by a West Michigan professor. Read More

Slow growth is better than no growth for West Michigan

August 15, 2014
Much as it has been for the past five years, slow growth continues to be the trend in the West Michigan economy. Read More

Tax collections lag economic recovery

July 18, 2014
Clear signs of an improving economy are seen on many fronts these days, but in West Michigan at least, property tax collections tend to lag behind the growth rate of income tax revenues. Read More