2:39 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Rubbermaid jobs heading to Kalamazoo

WMU's Business Technology Research Park
Credit WMUK

The company that makes Rubbermaid kitchen utensils and Sharpie marker pens is coming to Kalamazoo. Newell-Rubbermaid says its new design and test center at Western Michigan University’s Business Technology Research Park will employ 100 people.

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7:29 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Survey finds Holland and Zeeland manufacturers more optimistic than state and nation

Survey by Lakeshore Advantage finds many plan to expand operations over the next three years
HOLLAND -Survey data shows manufacturers in the Holland-Zeeland area performed well in 2012, compared to their peers in the Midwest and around the nation, and look forward to more growth in the next few years. Of the more than 200 companies whose executives were interviewed by Lakeshore Advantage last year, 77 percent said their sales were growing and 22 percent reported stable sales.
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Michigan economy
12:17 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

How much and how quickly is Michigan's economy improving?

Southwest Michigan First Innovation Center- file photo
Credit WMUK

Michigan's economy is adding jobs. But the pace and strength of that recovery is a source of debate. 

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Southwest Michigan economy
10:00 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Upjohn Institute report predicts modest job growth in Southwest Michigan over two years

Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Credit WMUK

A new report predicts improved private-sector employment growth in West Michigan for 2013 and 2014. 

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Battle Creek Business
9:51 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Battle Creek officials use workforce development as tool for luring business

Property in downtown Battle Creek being marketed by Battle Creek Unlimited
Credit John Grap/Battle Creek Enquirer

The city of Battle Creek's efforts to lure new businesses has been aided by a workforce development program. Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Jennifer Bowman discussed the issue with WMUK's Gordon Evans. 

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