Economy

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.
Medicaid expansion
2:23 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Snyder makes pitch for Medicaid expansion in West Michigan

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

    

Governor Snyder made a stop Wednesday morning at Pennock Hospital in Hastings before heading on to the Family Health Center in Battle Creek. 

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Medicaid expansion
8:47 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Medicaid expansion stalled in state Senate

State Capitol - File photo
Credit Melissa Benmark, WKAR

Update: The Senate has adjourned without a vote on Medicaid expansion (MLive story)

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SW Michigan
1:42 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Kalamazoo gets good economic start in 2013

Credit WMUK

A new report says the economy in the Kalamazoo area got off to a good start in 2013. The Upjohn Employment Research Institute says 1,300 jobs were added in Kalamazoo County during the first three months of the year. That’s an increase of one percent.

The Institute’s latest issue of its Business Outlook for West Michigan says most of the increase was in service jobs, not manufacturing.

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