Items Tagged with 'Paul Isely'


Business leaders sense stagnation

BLM quarterly survey shows more CEOs and presidents expect economic decline over next 18 months.

October 19, 2018
Michigan’s business leaders expect an economic decline in the next six to 18 months. Read More

Experts monitor Italy’s fiscal state

GVSU analysts say worsening debt crisis could damage Europe, potentially impacting the U.S.

October 19, 2018
As Italy hovers on the edge of a financial crisis, local observers say its potential impacts on Europe could spill over into the U.S. and West Michigan. Read More

Economist: Recession likely late next year

However, GVSU’s Paul Isely says this recession shouldn’t be as bad as 2008’s.

October 12, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The next recession is on its way. Read More

Census numbers boost region

Growing population also is attracting more businesses to West Michigan.

April 27, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Kent County’s population grew by nearly 6,500 people in one year, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau numbers. Read More

Agricultural companies monitor brewing trade war

China was Michigan’s second largest export market in 2017.

March 30, 2018
A trade war is brewing, and Michigan might be caught in the crossfire. Read More

The good and bad of real estate climate

GVSU associate dean expects strong year in 2018 followed by weak recession in 2019.

March 23, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The real estate sector in 2018 is expected to be a strong year, but the current projection indicates this good year will be followed by a weak recession in 2019. Read More

Michigan raises minimum wage to $9.25

Local economist believes hike will have minimal impact on economy.

January 5, 2018
Michigan employees being paid minimum wage will see an increase in their paychecks in 2018. Read More

Diversified economy grows GR

Expect businesses catering to the middle class to prosper.

January 29, 2016
Grand Rapids is in for a good — but not great — 2016. Read More

Expect increased expenditures

West Michigan is losing its edge in low-cost health care.

January 16, 2015
West Michigan employers will continue to face challenges when it comes to health care. Read More

Forecast for West Michigan economy in '15: 'steady growth'

January 16, 2015
What’s the state of West Michigan’s economy and real estate industry?  Read More