A look at local, regional, national and international trends.
Holiday shoppers in Michigan this Thanksgiving weekend quickly got into the thick of what retailers expect to be a positive holiday season. Read More
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
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
Michigan retailers are forecasting a positive holiday season, with their sales rising by an average of 2.1 percent over last year, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More
The construction industry rebounded in a meaningful way in September by gaining 23,000 net new jobs on a monthly basis after losing 5,000 net jobs in August, according to an analysis of the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read More
As we move into the fourth quarter of 2016, the West Michigan industrial economy continues to expand. Read More
Nonresidential construction spending fell for a second consecutive month in August, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau figures. Read More