Economy

7:47 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Battle Creek Unlimited President Resigns

Economic development agency's board hopes to have a replacement by January first
Karl Dehn, president and CEO of Battle Creek Unlimited, has resigned. BCU Board Chairwoman Beth Brutsche announced the resignation Sunday afternoon. "Karl felt it was the right time to make the transition," she told the Enquirer, "and it's with reluctance that we accepted the resignation. And we certainly wish him the best in the future."
6:09 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Michigan Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.4%

State officials attribute drop to fewer people seeking jobs
LANSING, MI - Michigan's unemployment rate dropped from 7.7 percent in July to 7.4 percent in August, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Technology, Management and Budget. That's down more than a point from August 2013, when Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 9.0 percent, and is tied for the lowest monthly rate of 2014.
3:27 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

SW Michigan Economy Grows, Slowly

Long says unemployment in the Kalamazoo area has dropped one-and-a-half points over the last year.
KALAMAZOO, MI - When a lot of jobs are lost, everyone notices, economist Brian Long says. But we don't notice slow growth - jobs created one, two or 10 at a time, he said.
The Michigan Dream
12:01 am
Thu July 24, 2014

WSW: Does the Michigan Dream Require a Tax Increase?

Michigan flag - file photo
Credit IStock/Katherine Welles

A new interactive report calls for a greater investment in Michigan's infrastructure, education arts and environment. 

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6:17 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Holland Area Plant Closing, Jobs Going to Mexico

Mammoth Incorporated will close Holland Township plant in September
In the midst of economic rebirth throughout much of Michigan, particularly in the Holland area, it's rare to hear a midsize manufacturing plant is shutting down and exporting all of its jobs to Mexico for what its parent company refers to as "strategic and competitive reasons."Yet, that's precisely what is happening at Mammoth Inc.

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