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Wednesday, 22 February 2023 15:51

Outlook predicts Michigan employment will recover to pre-pandemic levels by mid-2024

University of Michigan economists remain confident that the state’s economy will hold up well over the next two years, even as U.S. economic growth slows and a potential mild recession looms.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 17 November 2022 15:28

U-M economists expect auto sales to shield Michigan from mild U.S. recession in ‘23

University of Michigan economists expect the U.S. economy to move into a mild recession in the second half of 2023, as rising interest rates drag on growth.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 25 September 2022 18:26

Next-gen ag producer seeds future growth in deal for West Michigan greenhouse

WYOMING — A national company at the forefront of next-generation agricultural practices is putting down roots in West Michigan after being lured to the region in part by its legacy of manufacturing innovation. 

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 08 September 2022 12:40

University of Michigan economists expect job growth to ease as interest rates continue to rise

Job growth in Michigan will ease through 2023 as the U.S. economy slows as a result of rising interest rates intended to tame inflation.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 23 August 2022 09:10

Economists forecast slowed economic growth through 2023

University of Michigan economists expect the U.S. economy to experience a “very mild decline” the rest of this year before slowing to near zero growth in 2023.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 16 August 2022 10:41

Local wind and solar jobs can counteract losses at retiring coal plants, U-M study finds

The wind and solar industries could fully replace the number of lost jobs at U.S. coal-fired power plants that are expected to close to meet emission-reduction targets, a recent University of Michigan study has found.

Published in Energy

Friday, 20 May 2022 12:53

U-M economic outlook shows short-term return to growth; inflation concerns through 2023

University of Michigan economists expect second-quarter growth for the U.S. economy, although momentum may wane in the latter half of the year as interest rates rise.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:00

Reporter’s Notebook: West Michigan balances lagging wages with regional amenities

If it’s money that matters most when people look for work or to relocate for a new job, then West Michigan may be at a disadvantage in competing for the coveted talent needed to drive economic growth.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 19 December 2021 19:05

Economists forecast ongoing statewide rebound in 2022

Michigan’s economy and jobs are expected to continue to recover in 2022 from the deep downturn last year resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 19 December 2021 17:50

Bank M&A expected to surge next year after pandemic lull

The new year could bring a continued acceleration of M&A in the banking industry.

Published in Finance
Thursday, 09 December 2021 10:50

West Michigan economy maintains growth despite labor woes, according to outlook

West Michigan’s economy remains strong heading for the end of 2021 with expectations for continued growth in 2022, according to a new outlook from The Right Place Inc.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 21 November 2021 19:00

Health care officials issue warnings as unvaccinated, deferred care patients push capacity

Health systems and emergency medical service agencies in a 13-county region of West Michigan say they are at a “tipping point” from high patient volumes.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 24 October 2021 18:20

$15M donation to expand Calvin University health care education, partnerships

GRAND RAPIDS — Forming a new school with the backing of a $15 million gift from an anonymous donor will enable Calvin University to elevate academic programs in health care.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 18 October 2021 12:52

Calvin University to form School of Health with $15 million donation

GRAND RAPIDS — Calvin University plans to form a school of health following a $15 million gift from an anonymous donor, the university announced today.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 12 September 2021 17:40

Biz, health care advocates promote vaccines to ensure economic recovery

As the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations steadily rise in Michigan, business and health care advocates say getting more people vaccinated remains paramount to ending the pandemic and avoiding further economic damage.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 03 September 2021 13:24

Delta variant, microchip shortage to stall Michigan economy through 2021, according to University of Michigan economists

Michigan’s economy will feel the effects through the rest of 2021 from the coronavirus delta variant and the ongoing computer microchip shortage that’s been hindering automotive production, according to University of Michigan economists.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:37

NCAA rule change brings newfound revenue streams for student-athletes

Keith Mitchell recalled a time during his football playing days at the University of Michigan when he and other players volunteered at a football camp in the Detroit area. The coach hosting the camp charged hundreds of dollars per participant and drew a crowd of roughly a thousand.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 25 April 2021 18:40

Peters’ legislation attempts to create unified federal strategy, advocacy for manufacturing

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters foresaw the pain points the country’s manufacturers would encounter during the COVID-19 pandemic and he’s actively pushing legislation he thinks could make the industry more resilient.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:45

Open-heart surgery partnership could spur more collaboration between Metro, Mercy

Anew partnership for open-heart surgery could provide a broader base for Metro Health-University of Michigan Health and Mercy Health to further collaborate on specialized medical care in the years ahead.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 06 April 2021 12:14

‘Game-changer’ partnership to bring new open-heart surgery program to West Michigan

Metro Health-University Michigan Health plans to launch open-heart surgery within a year through a new partnership with Mercy Health.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:31

Survey of Michigan business executives shows growing economic optimism

A growing number of business executives anticipate higher employment and capital investments over the next six to 12 months as post-pandemic economic outlooks are increasingly optimistic, according to a recent survey by Business Leaders for Michigan.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 06 December 2020 15:33

Hospitals prepare for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

As they manage the ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients, hospitals are preparing to receive and distribute vaccines that could ease and eventually bring an end to the pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:22

University of Michigan economists predict additional stimulus by the end of the year

University of Michigan economists expect Congress to pass further federal stimulus packages during the lame-duck session and in early 2021 as pressure for relief mounts during a nationwide COVID-19 surge.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 27 September 2020 18:35

Great Lakes trade center helps manufacturers compete with imports

More than five years ago, Avio-Tech Ltd. quoted a project to produce control panels and components for industrial conglomerate Textron Inc.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 30 August 2020 17:31

Economists predict gradual economic recovery, though slower for some sectors

Economic conditions for Michigan and across the U.S. should keep improving through 2020 and into 2021, according to recent outlooks.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 12:21

GLIAC latest in slew of fall college sports cancellations

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) is the latest college sports league to scrap fall sports this year out of concerns over the transmission of COVID-19.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 07 June 2020 19:00

Office furniture makers find ways to promote products without NeoCon

week that was supposed to be bustling with news and information on new office furniture products and innovations in the world of commercial design will be a lot more reserved.

Published in Manufacturing

Monday, 25 May 2020 14:41

SBA turns focus to PPP loan forgiveness

 After approving more loans in six weeks than during the prior nearly 60 years combined, the U.S. Small Business Administration now looks to provide debt forgiveness to borrowers.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:20

Higher ed leaders plan for fall, respond to budget setbacks

Leaders at public universities, community colleges and private schools across Michigan are getting a clearer picture of their budget shortfalls resulting from COVID-19, but uncertainty still clouds enrollment prospects and future in-person learning.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:00

Longer recession predicted without federal support for state, local budgets

University of Michigan researchers told state officials at this month’s revenue estimating conference they anticipate a gradual economic recovery in the next few years, resulting in an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent by the end of 2022.

Published in Economic Development

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