A look at local, regional, national and international trends.
National construction employment surged in February, as the industry added 58,000 seasonally adjusted net new jobs, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read More
For West Michigan, the 2017 rally continues for the industrial markets. Read More
More than four of five Michigan retailers (82 percent) expect to increase 2017 sales over last year despite a slow start, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More
The holidays are over, and we are now into the back-to-work mode of 2017. Read More
Weaker than expected December sales undercut November gains, producing mixed holiday season results for Michigan’s retail industry, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More
December often is a slow month for many industrial firms, and December 2016 was no exception. Read More