Still holding steady. That's the latest word on the Greater Grand Rapids industrial economy, according to the data collected in the last two weeks of September 2010. New orders, our index of business improvement, rose modestly to +33, up from +30. However, the production index eased slightly to +36, down from +42 but still significantly above the +27 we reported for the month of July. Activity in the purchasing offices, our index of purchases, eased to +28 from +38. The index of employment moderated to +44 from +46. It was good to see that 50 percent of the firms in our survey reported adding staff.