(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s monthly jobless rate has edged upward -- not because more people have lost jobs, but because more people are looking for work. 

The latest report on West Michigan’s economy finds continued growth, but also a continued slow down. 

A summary of Michigan's resources
John Yellich, Michigan Geological Survey

When it comes to mapping its natural resources, Michigan falls behind other states. But a $500,000 state grant may help change that. The grant to the Michigan Geological Survey will pay for statewide resource mapping. 

The latest report on West Michigan’s industrial economy finds a slowdown in August. 

Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A big section of Michigan’s economy is being targeted by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 98.2 percent of businesses in Michigan are small businesses.