Midyear economic checkup finds region healthier

August 2, 2011

Over the past few weeks, West Michigan’s business owners — The Bank of Holland included — reviewed the latest quarterly W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Report. While this report provides solid insight into our local and state economies, my experience in business and banking has taught me that no single or group of economists can write a report that is dead-center on target.

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New Year perspective

January 5, 2011

As we look back on 2010, West Michigan’s economy saw some negatives, but we saw many more positives. We are very grateful that 2010 was a profitable year of wonderful growth for us. We know that we were not alone in our success. We credit our hometown roots and conservative business style for our continuing success. Many of our clients who also follow a lean, conservative approach also are poised for further growth as we enter the New Year.

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