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Local economy keeps pace with state, national numbers

May 13, 2016
For this month’s report, it is gratifying to see the West Michigan economy continue to grow, even though the pace remains subdued. Read More

Heeding rankings will help sustain West Michigan business achievements

April 29, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal notes this week the number of West Michigan companies that have attained rank in the Michigan Business and Professional Association’s 2016 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, an honor especially for its rigorous evaluation in 15 categories with 30 pages of documentation. Read More

Short-term confidence index is gaining momentum

April 8, 2016
After seeing the reports for the West Michigan industrial economy soften at the end of 2015, it is gratifying to report the local economy is again gaining strength. Read More

40 Under Forty class proves a point

January 22, 2016
Once again it was my honor to serve as a judge to select the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 under Forty class of 2015. Read More

Year-end reports show mixed signals for 2016 economy

January 8, 2016
Flat or slightly negative. Read More

Local businesses build groundwork for a springboard to 2016

December 25, 2015
Some might say the achievements of economic impact this year pale in comparison to the December finale of the state legislative agreement to tax code changes that pave the way for the SuperNAP data center in Gaines Township and its impact on the Michigan economy. Read More

Real estate market is promising, except the parts that aren’t

UM/ULI report shows less optimism than in years past.

December 18, 2015
West Michigan and Metro Detroit should continue to see excellent real estate opportunities next year. Read More

Growth in region’s industrial economy slows to a crawl

December 18, 2015
Slow growth is still the best description of the West Michigan economy, according to the data and comments collected in the last two weeks of November. Read More

Getting out of the ‘minority’ box

December 11, 2015
Grand Rapids Business Journal is reporting on the changes planned by the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, based on expanding membership and the number of business members attaining successful expansions and business growth as large business entities, not just startups and small businesses. Read More