Economics

Mercantile Bank programs provide GVSU students with assistance for education expenses, experience in banking fields

Mercantile Bank has launched the Mentoring, Aspiring, Preparing program and, in partnership with Grand Valley, a scholarship, providing students with assistance for their education expenses while exposing them to careers in banking.

Mar 15, 2022


GVSU expert: Economic numbers rise after COVID falls, yet Russian invasion will impact local, global markets

Business indicators rose in February but are beginning to see impacts from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Mar 8, 2022


GVSU researchers: West Michigan economy continues to rebound but growth will slow

West Michigan businesses will continue to rebound from the pandemic but faculty researchers said growth will slow later this year due to a likely rise in interest rates.

Feb 2, 2022


GVSU expert: West Michigan economic recovery continues to flatten

Pent-up supply demand has been satisfied causing the West Michigan economic recovery to continue to flatten, said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

Oct 7, 2021


GVSU expert: West Michigan economic recovery slows

Although still positive, the recovery for the West Michigan industrial economy has slowed considerably in recent weeks, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley.

Sep 8, 2021


GVSU economics expert: Local recovery stabilizes

The West Michigan economy remains on a positive footing, although time will likely show January was the peak of the COVID-19 recession recovery, said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business.

Mar 5, 2021


Increased access to Medicaid coverage helps keep formerly incarcerated people from returning to prison, GVSU researcher finds

Former prisoners who qualify for expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are more likely to receive treatment for addiction and are less likely to return to prison, said a Grand Valley researcher.

Feb 18, 2021


GVSU economics expert: Local recovery hits a peak

The West Michigan economy jumped into 2021 on a very positive note. Typical of most recession recoveries, nearly all statistics reflect the pent-up demand created over these past months, said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley's Seidman College of Business.

Feb 4, 2021


Solid growth expected for West Michigan economy, business leaders optimistic, says economics professor

Improving business confidence, along with strong employment growth and sales growth, are expected for the West Michigan economy in 2021, said Paul Isely, associate dean and professor of economics in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

Jan 14, 2021


Economics expert: West Michigan recovery picks up steam

The West Michigan industrial economy ended 2020 on a positive note, said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley State Universityýs Seidman College of Business.

Jan 8, 2021