Category Archives: Economic Outlook

Forecast for Michigan’s economy – As presented at the 64th Annual Conference on the Economic Outlook

The lights strung along the catwalk twinkle like stars on the Grand Haven Pier at night. The catwalk runs between the inner light and outer light in Grand Haven Michigan.

For the state of Michigan, 2016 was the seventh consecutive year of job growth – after a decade of jobs decline.  Michigan’s total employment was 4.59 million at the end of September 2016.  Even so, total employment in the state has still not quite returned to its peak of 4.9 million in the spring of 2000. At the annual Economic

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Status and forecast for Michigan’s economic recovery – As presented at the 61st Annual Conference on the Economic Outlook

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Michigan is expected to continue its jobs recovery for at least another two years, making six years in a row of job growth after a decade of jobs decline, said experts at the 61st Annual Conference on the Economic Outlook held on the U-M campus last week. “Michigan is closing out 2013 with a healthy year of job growth, the

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Refineries and Steel Brighten NW Indiana

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One of the bright-spots in the Midwest today is NW Indiana, and it’s not just reflections off Lake Michigan. The shoreline between Chicago and Michigan’s border is home to large oil refineries and steel mills, and both are humming with activity related to large construction projects. The projects themselves and the companies contracted to service them are providing a boost

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