A new report is predicting that employment will continue to grow in West Michigan through the end of next year. 

Unemployment rates have dropped more than one-percentage point in both the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek labor markets over the last year. 

LANSING, MI -- Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stands at 5.1 percent as of August, a 0.2 percentage point drop from July's 5.3 percent posting." (MLive)


The state agency responsible for handling the Pure Michigan campaign and other economic development activities is shrinking. 


The latest survey of business leaders in West Michigan finds economic growth slowed as summer neared its end.