West Michigan economy

Put a group of local executives together to talk about their hiring needs and it probably won’t be long before the phrases start to fly. “Talent gap.” “Skills gap.” “Talent drought.” While the words they use may vary, local employers are nearly universal in calling it a “problem” that could stall West Michigan’s economic growth. (MiBiz)


The latest report on the manufacturing economy in West Michigan finds growth continues to be moderate. 

Report predicts job growth close that what the region had a decade ago

Long's report for February shows slight improvement over January