Items Tagged with 'Seidman College of Business'


Economy marks a decade of slow and steady recovery

April 26, 2019
West Michigan’s recovery from the Great Recession officially began exactly 10 years ago this month, and recovery still is proceeding at the same slow pace we have been observing since 2009. Read More

Hospital admissions cost more

Report finds the $30,000 average cost in Grand Rapids is about $3,000 greater than Detroit.

February 15, 2019
Hospital admission costs in Grand Rapids are continuing to climb and still are higher than in neighboring areas. Read More

Declining confidence prompts stock dip

Analyst says trade war, predictions of 2019 economic slowdown stoked investors’ fears in 2018.

January 11, 2019
West Michigan’s public stocks saw an average decline of 8.4 percent last year amid what Wall Street is calling the worst dip since the Great Recession. Read More

Exec named state director of Small Business Development Center

December 20, 2018
A local executive is the new leader of the Grand Rapids-based Michigan Small Business Development Center. 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

West Michigan colleges rate among Princeton Review's 'best'

August 10, 2018
The Princeton Review has released its latest ratings on several West Michigan colleges. 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

Lakeshore leaders call for regulating health care costs

The 2018 Health Check noted Grand Rapids patients pay approximately $3,000 more per hospital admission compared to Detroit.

March 9, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Business leaders from along the Lakeshore came together earlier this month for the 2018 Health Check, a report conducted by economists from Tulane University and the GVSU Seidman College of Business, which analyzed health trends and costs in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon and Allegan counties. 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