West Michigan Economy

Brian G. Long

The West Michigan economy continues its growth but at a slower pace. WGVU takes a look at the numbers from October’s Supply Management Research survey.

In September, the Seidman College of Business Supply Management Research survey employment index turned negative for the first time in nearly six years.

As October comes to a close there’s a sigh of relief.

“Since it flipped back to positive this month we can say that employment will probably continue to grow at the slower rate that we’ve had for the last several months.”

Experience Grand Rapids will continue marketing the city and the county to visitors and conventioneers around the world. 

A new, five-year contract was just announced by the county. Officials say the promotion is working.

“And when they find us, they love us.”

That’s Kent County Administrator/Controller Daryl Delabbio, describing what happens when those who scout out places to hold conferences and conventions find out about  all that Grand Rapids and Kent County have to offer.

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