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The IT industry panel at Thursday's Detroit Policy Conference. Photo Courtesy Detroit Regional Chamber

Chamber’s Detroit Policy Conference Looks At City’s Economic Resurgence

While Detroit’s city government teeters on the brink, Detroiters — particularly young new Detroiters — are busy building successful businesses and whole new neighborhoods of residences where empty, blighted buildings stood before. Their stories provided inspiration for more than 600 of Detroit’s government, busienss and community leaders Thursday at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2013 Detroit Policy Conference, held at the Motor City Casino Hotel.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2013

CEO Group Forecasts Faster Growth For Michigan Than U.S. As A Whole

Business Leaders for Michigan, the statewide successor CEO organization to Detroit Renaissance, issued another report Tuesday forecasting that Michigan’s economy will grow faster than the United States economy as a whole over the next six to 18 months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2013

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Purchasing Managers Index Shows Rise In Orders

The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index for January is at 55.3, an increase of 3.5 points from the December PMI of 51.8, indicating faster growth in the Southeast Michigan economy than a month ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/04/2013

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UM Outlook For Michigan Economy: Moderate Job Growth, Led By Autos

The University of Michigan’s 60th annual economic outlook conference concluded Friday afternoon with a relatively cheery outlook for the state’s economy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2012

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Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index Shows Growth Resuming

The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index for September is at 50.6, up nearly five points from the August PMI of 45.7 and indicating a resumption of growth in the Southeast Michigan economy after three declining months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/02/2012

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Michigan Economy Hits Highest Level Since 2002

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index surged ahead by 2.0 points in July, rising to a level of 107.9, its highest level since 2002.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2012

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

West Michigan ISM Forecasts Slower Growth

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is experiencing slower growth, according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/05/2012

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PMI: Economy Cools, But Hiring Red Hot

The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index came in at 60.3 in June, a marked drop from 66.3 in May.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2012

The optimism of Michigan and national business leaders in recent quarters. Chart: Business Leaders for Michigan

BLM Survey Finds Michigan Employers More Optimistic Than US Overall

A survey of Business Leaders for Michigan, the state’s business roundtable, shows that the state’s largest employers are more optimistic about Michigan’s short and long-term economic outlook than for the nation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2012

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Global Warming: New Research Blames Economic Growth

It’s a message no one wants to hear: To slow down global warming, we’ll either have to put the brakes on economic growth or transform the way the world’s economies work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2012