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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:

The crack of a baseball bat was again a part of the soundtrack of summer in Kalamazoo, and by most indicators, it looks to stay that way for the foreseeable future.

Even with the state’s improving economic climate, many small communities often lack the resources and connections needed to seize opportunities for business retention and job growth.

MiBiz Growth Report: August 4, 2014

Written by | Sunday, 03 August 2014 23:29 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for August 4, 2014.

New research shows that the availability of high-speed Internet for Michigan households is on the rise.

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 21.

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