Michigan economy

"For Natura Architectural Consulting LLC, business this year has exceeded expectations. Revenues are up at the Grand Rapids firm that had surpassed its growth goals for 2015 as of mid-November, and Natura continues to bring aboard new clients, said owner Nate Gillette. He expects business to stay strong for the foreseeable future." (MiBiz)


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


Michigan’s monthly jobless rate has dropped to 5.3 percent -- the lowest it’s been in 14 years, and it matches the national average. 

"Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index improved in May at its best rate in more than a decade." (MiBiz)

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Michigan’s monthly jobless rate is unchanged at 5.5 percent. That’s well below the 7.1 percent rate from this time a year ago.