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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 15:23

Monthly index: Tariffs pinching economy

West Michigan’s economy “is beginning to feel the pinch” from trade tariffs imposed by President Trump, according to a monthly industrial activity index.

Published in In the News

Economic growth across markets in Western Michigan eased during 2016, falling closer in line with the rate experienced throughout the U.S.

Published in In the News

While optimism for the U.S. economy remains relatively high, many economists and industry watchers are forecasting a period of slow growth in West Michigan’s manufacturing sector. 

Published in Manufacturing

The associate dean of the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University has accepted a new position in Florida.

Published in In the News

Despite a number of recent global and national industry reports pointing to potential slowdowns in the construction sector, West Michigan contractors say they remain busy and confident for the foreseeable future. 

Published in Design Build

For years, the MBA has been the advanced degree of choice for many executives in West Michigan and beyond, particularly as they look to climb the corporate ladder.  But the times and the needs of students have been changing in recent years. 

Published in Talent

While the economy will continue to grow into the new year, it will be at a more tempered rate than in 2015, primarily because of less job growth in the manufacturing sector than in the past, says Paul Isely, the associate dean of the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

Published in Crystal Ball

A group of local government officials and economic developers in Kent County wants to develop new strategies to grow the area’s agricultural and food-processing industry. With the results of a new study conducted by the Kent County Agribusiness Community Workgroup, they’re now armed with the data to help inform that process.

Published in Agribiz

Craft beer tourism contributes more than $12.2 million to the Kent County economy. That’s according to a new study from a trio of economics professors at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business that was commissioned by Experience Grand Rapids, the convention and visitors bureau for Kent County.

Published in Beer and wine

Buying and successfully implementing a business management system can be one of the most expensive, stressful, labor-intensive and business-critical projects a company will ever take on.

Published in Technology
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