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West Michigan economy shows no sign of backing down

April 14, 2017
Despite the signs several of our local industries are topping out, West Michigan business conditions remain positive. Read More

Pay will increase if demand continues

April 14, 2017
A recent string of news articles has focused on the shortage of skilled trades in the construction industry, most recently in the GRBJ with Mr. Lou Glazer, president of Michigan Future Inc., making the case that supply and demand economics still applies to the construction trades in the March 27 guest column, “Low wages causing skilled trade shortages?” Read More

Bank exec says variety fuels GR economy

Region has 20 companies with almost 2,000 employees each, which limits recession fears.

March 24, 2017
The variety of industries that call West Michigan home have provided the region with protection from recessions in the past and will continue to do so at least through the next cycle, according to a national economic analyst. Read More

Hopes for decreased regulation, lower taxes fuel economy

March 10, 2017
For West Michigan, the 2017 rally continues for the industrial markets. Read More

It’s time for West Michigan to fix itself

November 25, 2016
This cannot be overstated. 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

Initiative strives to ensure high-speed internet access

November 11, 2016
The Right Place, and other economic development colleagues in West Michigan are partnering with Connect Michigan and its “Connected Community” program to complete broadband connectivity and quality assessments for each of the 13 counties in the region. 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

New orders reach a 16-month high as business improves

October 14, 2016
As we move into the fourth quarter of 2016, the West Michigan industrial economy continues to expand. Read More