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Grand Valley State University has announced the Allendale-based higher education institution had an economic impact of about $849 million on West Michigan over the last year.

Published in In the News

As a third-generation farmer at Hamilton-based Koeman Farms, Steve Koeman is monitoring how possible tariffs could affect the economics of his family business.

Published in Agribiz

The shift to a more automated future in which manufacturers need fewer workers to churn out products has the potential to upend how industrialized countries operate.

Published in Manufacturing

GRAND RAPIDS — Employers continue to struggle to find people to fill open positions and drive growth in their business.

Published in Crystal Ball

Expect the U.S. economy to maintain steady growth through 2018 with continued low unemployment, an even tighter labor market that drives up wages, higher business investment and additional increases in interest rates.

Published in Crystal Ball

Michigan will largely follow the U.S. economy in 2018, with continued job growth and low unemployment.

Published in Crystal Ball

KALAMAZOO — About a year ago, William Johnston and Bill Parfet, two local businessmen with long-time connections to Southwest Michigan, approached the city of Kalamazoo with a potentially transformational proposal.

Published in In the News

Michigan could generate higher returns on its economic development activities by targeting the tax incentives it still offers toward high-tech, high-wage industries.

Published in In the News

After a strong 2016, most West Michigan manufacturers are looking ahead to this year with optimism that they will continue to grow as the economy expands. 

Published in Manufacturing

According to the most recent state jobs data, wages for manufacturing production workers in May sunk to their lowest levels in the last 12 years as the average hours worked dipped to the lowest point since 2009. Meanwhile, the number of people working in manufacturing hit its highest level in almost a decade.

Published in Manufacturing
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