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DETROIT –– Just a few years ago, Doug Rothwell could look at various bits of Michigan’s economic data and see few paths that led to the state becoming a “Top 10” state.

Published in Economic Development

Economic outlooks project modest growth in the U.S. for the rest of this year and through 2018, along with further increases in interest rates.

Published in Economic Development

Higher interest rates during 2017 haven’t acted as a damper on commercial lending in West Michigan, although some lenders are seeing borrowers moving to fixed-rate business loans.

Published in Finance

Economists expect Michigan to maintain economic growth in the coming year, albeit at a slower pace that will further tighten labor markets.

Published in Crystal Ball

handful of economic outlooks and surveys signal that Michigan’s economy should continue on an upward trajectory for the second half of this year and into 2017. 

Published in Economic Development

Economists expect Michigan’s economic resurgence to continue in the new year and push unemployment lower, although job growth in the manufacturing sector may peak as the auto industry’s rebound from the Great Recession plateaus.

Published in Crystal Ball

You can almost count on the Federal Reserve raising interest rates. That’s according to Joe Keating, an executive vice president of NBC Securities Inc. in Birmingham, Ala.

Published in In the News

Job growth across a wide labor market in the central and west Michigan areas — including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing — is now “peaking,” as the auto industry hits a cyclical high, Comerica chief economist Robert Dye wrote.

Published in In the News

The index reached 124.8 for the month, up from 121.5 in April and well above the 117.4-point average for all of 2014. Seven out of eight criteria used for the monthly economic Index increased in May, including labor market and housing-related indicators.

Published in In the News

The momentum in the Michigan economy helped propel a monthly index from Comerica Bank higher for the third consecutive month.

Published in In the News
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