Economy

9:27 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Auto parts supplier celebrates grand opening in Battle Creek

Janesville Acoustics chose Battle Creek over competing sites in Indiana and Ohio
'All the reasons that we came for are coming true' Public officials and company leaders agreed: Battle Creek's willingness to press forward with economic activity has put both the city and the state in a good position for sustained and continued growth
8:42 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

More buyers maybe creating a sellers market for real estate in Kalamazoo

More buyers than available homes could lead to increase in construction
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Real estate professionals say they could use more homes to sell in the Kalamazoo area. Two years after "For Sale" signs were as common as stop signs in many Kalamazoo-area neighborhoods, home sellers say things have changed.
7:40 am
Fri July 12, 2013

State revenues exceed expectations for second straight month

But revenues are still down slightly from a year ago
Lansing- State revenues exceeded expectations by $99.3 million in June, following a trend also reflected in a federal budget surplus reported for the month by the U.S. Treasury Department. Michigan's Senate Fiscal Agency said June state revenues totaled $1.9 billion and exceeded official forecasts for the second straight month.
7:23 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Southwest Michigan economy continues to improve

Report continues recent trend in region
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Southwest Michigan's economy continues to gain strength. And business in the automotive industry continues to be a catalyst for that here and throughout Michigan, a local economist says. "Michigan is doing well primarily because of automotive," said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Chain Management Research at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids.
7:28 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Report shows recovery rates vary throughout Michigan

Kalamazoo should recover jobs all jobs lost during most recent recession in 2018, Battle Creek in 2016
Several Michigan cities aren't expected to recover all the jobs lost during the recent economic downturn until beyond 2023. Meanwhile, the Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor areas already have surpassed their pre-recession peak employment levels, according to a forecast by IHS Global Insight compiled for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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