Items Tagged with 'W.E. Upjohn Institute'


Demand for ‘Middle America’ housing needs to remain strong

January 4, 2019
In early 2018, Sable Homes recognized the need to provide housing for the missing middle buyers or those wanting to downsize their homes throughout West Michigan. Read More

Workforce issues haunt West Michigan community leaders

Panel participants make call to action before ‘it’s too late.’

April 20, 2018
Leaders from business and community organizations are stepping up efforts to address West Michigan workforce issues. Read More

Developer buys parking ramp for $3M

April 19, 2017
A parking ramp in the region has been sold to a developer. Read More

GVSU creates $730M ripple effect

May 1, 2015
Based on an annual study examining the economic benefit of its presence in the region, Grand Valley State University generated roughly $730 million in the 2013-2014 academic year. Read More

Economic outlook rosy for West Michigan

Experts are especially pleased with diversity of region’s economy.

December 19, 2014
With collaboration and a diversified economy fueling West Michigan’s growth, the future of the region looks bright amid familiar challenges. Read More

Consolidation analysis not conclusive

But there’s no evidence the ‘holy grail’ of government mergers has boosted economy.

December 8, 2012
Members of the Kent County Community Collaboration Work Group got the bottom line regarding consolidations between metro areas from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research last week. Read More

County panel gets collaboration report

September 9, 2012

George Erickcek, an employment economist with the W.E. Upjohn Institute in Kalamazoo, gave the first of two reports last week to the Community Collaboration Work Group, a panel that Kent County formed late last year in response to the One Kent Coalition’s proposal to consolidate the county and the city of Grand Rapids into a new metropolitan government.

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