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A look at local, regional, national and international trends.
International trade continues to stay on the downward trend that began in August 2014. Read More
Prices for inputs to construction industries expanded by 1.1 percent in May, the largest month-over-month increase in more than two years and only the third time in the past 10 months that construction input prices have grown on a monthly basis. Read More
Modest gains in worldwide merchandise trade last year marks the third consecutive year of trade growth of less than 3 percent. Read More
Michigan retailers’ sales forecasts remain strong for late spring and early summer, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More
The U.S. construction industry added 45,000 jobs in April according to the May 8 Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary estimate. Read More
The West Michigan growth rate continues upward. Read More