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Buoyed by the strength of the automotive industry, the growth of Southwest Michigan’s auto suppliers helped lead the region’s manufacturing sector to another year of job gains.
In fact, the region’s manufacturers largely grew at a rate that outpaced the statewide performance in the same period, according to the June 2014 Business Outlook report from the .W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

With high occupancy rates in industrial facilities and continued growth projected for West Michigan’s manufacturing sector, conditions seem ripe for speculative building to make a comeback. But speculators have yet to roll the dice on local projects. That dearth of new facilities leaves some worried that local companies will have to look elsewhere to grow.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

Manufacturing often gets the blame or the credit for Michigan’s economic situation, and the same could be said for the economy in Southwest Michigan.

Commercial real estate in Southwest Michigan continues to be a tale of progress and rebound.

Published in Focus
Sunday, 27 January 2013 22:23

Denso continues bullish growth

One large Tier I automotive supplier with a major presence in Battle Creek plans to get even larger.

Published in Manufacturing

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