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Job growth to slow in fourth quarter

Written by | Thursday, 23 October 2014 07:46 |

University of Michigan economists expect data to show the state experienced “solid” job growth in the third quarter after a slow start to 2014, then continue at a slower rate until the end of the year and the beginning of 2015.

Development of the Port of Muskegon was voted as the top priority going into 2015 for the West Michigan Prosperity Alliance at its monthly public meeting for October.

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 13, 2014

Written by | Sunday, 12 October 2014 23:50 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 13, 2014.

As manufacturing activity increases in West Michigan, many companies are finding their warehouses stocked with ready-to-ship inventory.

The bridge between West Michigan and its Dutch roots is continuing to grow as a delegation of business leaders from the Netherlands again visited the region.

Business owners across Michigan remain optimistic about the state’s economy and plan to continue adding jobs in the coming months, although at a slightly lower rate, according to survey results from PNC Bank.

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 29, 2014

Written by | Sunday, 28 September 2014 23:53 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 29, 2014.

The model for Michigan’s economic development policy is changing.

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 15, 2014

Written by | Sunday, 14 September 2014 22:34 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 15, 2014.

While the economic recovery certainly helped bolster tourism numbers in West Michigan so far this year, a steady Pure Michigan advertising push from the state and community level helped bring in regional visitors, particularly from out-of-state markets.

Family owned businesses like Grand Rapids-based Irwin Seating Co. have a lot in common with one another regardless of their industry. A new survey shows the segment is an increasingly important part of the economic fiber in West Michigan, but they also face many similar business and operational challenges.

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 2, 2014

Written by | Monday, 01 September 2014 22:56 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 2, 2014.

It seems one man’s garbage is another man’s economic indicator.

As a city consisting of 20 different neighborhood business districts, the traditional, top-down economic development model isn’t always scaleable in Grand Rapids’ unique neighborhoods.

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 18, 2014

Written by | Sunday, 17 August 2014 22:56 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 18, 2014:

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