Economics

GVSU report indicates West Michigan economy continues to slow

Brian Long, director of supply management research at GVSU’s Seidman College of Business, said his monthly survey of manufacturers and businesses indicates a local economy that is slowing, although not in a recession.

Feb 12, 2024


GVSU team sees mix of data in forecast of Grand Rapids economy

Paul Isely, professor of economics and associate dean of the Seidman College of Business, presented the findings from his Grand Rapids Economic Forecast to the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.

Jan 31, 2024


Positive signs for West Michigan economy amid slumping numbers: GVSU researcher

A monthly report from a Grand Valley researcher shows that while the West Michigan economy remains modestly negative, it has not slumped enough to slide into a recession.

Jan 10, 2024


West Michigan's economy continues sluggish pace: GVSU researcher

Despite showing some modest gains, the West Michigan economy continued its sluggish pace through November, according to a Grand Valley researcher and his monthly survey of local businesses and manufacturers.

Dec 12, 2023


West Michigan economy continues slowing trend: GVSU researcher

Brian Long, director of supply management at GVSU's Seidman College of Business, said his monthly survey shows growing pessimism among local manufacturers and businesses.

Nov 7, 2023


West Michigan economy continues to slow, GVSU researcher says

Brian Long, director of supply management at GVSU, said given the responses to his monthly survey, it will take a major economic disruption for the West Michigan and U.S. economies to fall into a recession.

Oct 9, 2023


West Michigan economy remains flat in August, GVSU researcher says

Brian Long, director of supply chain management research, said his September survey of businesses and executives shows conflicting statistics, but the general belief is that the local economy has remained flat through August.

Sep 12, 2023


West Michigan economy flattens in July, GVSU researcher says

Local manufacturers are seeing the West Michigan economy flatten as sales across some industries have slowed and market demand has stabilized, according to a monthly survey conducted by a Grand Valley State University researcher.

Aug 8, 2023



Manufacturing survey continues yo-yo pattern

West Michigan manufacturing index swings positive, but caution flags remain

Jun 7, 2023