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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

After driving the West Michigan economy for several years, the manufacturing sector has reached a holding pattern of flat growth that has economists on the lookout for the next downturn in the business cycle. 

Published in Manufacturing

West Michigan companies will continue to add workers over the next two years, just not at the rapid pace they have in 2015.That’s according to George Erickcek, a senior regional analyst with the Kalamazoo-based W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Published in Economic Development

MUSKEGON — High school graduates in Muskegon County will now have access to scholarship funds that will pay for two years of community college.

Published in Education
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