A look at local, regional, national and international trends.
Construction input prices rose 0.6 percent in August and are up 3.7 percent on a yearly basis. Read More
National construction employment growth remained tepid in July, with approximately 6,000 net new jobs added on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More
Michigan retailers reported a slight drop in sales activity for July compared to the previous month, but they’re optimistic the next three months will be better, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More
Construction input prices increased 0.3 percent in July and are up 3 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More
After six months of disappointing car sales, the impact on our local auto parts suppliers finally is being felt by the West Michigan economy. Read More
Michigan retailers are on a roll, with June marking the fourth straight month of positive year-over-year sales, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More