Items Tagged with 'West Michigan'


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

Grand Rapids location is a recruiting tool for businesses

August 5, 2016
It is not a surprise that Grand Rapids has experienced impressive growth over the past five years. Read More

The impact of Brexit on American investors

June 26, 2016
The result of the United Kingdom’s vote last week to exit the European Union caught financial markets by surprise Friday morning and led to broad selloffs in global equities. Read More

Industrial economy ebbs toward negative territory

June 10, 2016
Flat. That’s the latest word on the West Michigan economy, according to data from the last two weeks of May. Read More

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