Month: June 2016

Booming Again: West Michigan’s Economy Is Booming

Michigan’s economy is experiencing some of the lowest sustained unemployment rates since before 9/11, with a return of thousands of manufacturing jobs swept away by the Great Recession. With an unemployment rate below 5%, this is mostly good news, despite wages that generally remain stagnant. But nowhere does Michigan shine brighter than western Michigan, where …

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As Governor Snyder touts Michigan’s economy, local municipalities and families circle the drain

In an interview with The Associated Press last week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder pointed out that Michigan’s economy is moving in the right direction. Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday that people should be aware of Michigan’s continued economic recovery even as the state grapples with lead in Flint’s drinking water and the Detroit public school …

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