Economic Index

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

West Michigan Economic Index Perks Up — Except For Hiring

The West Michigan industrial economy experienced continued growth in the latest survey of corporate purchasing managers conducted by Brian G. Long, director of supply management research at Grand Valley State Univeresity’s Seidman College of Business.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2014

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PMI: SE Michigan Economy Slowed In November

Results from a new survey of purchasing managers show that the Southeast Michigan economy slowed sharply in November.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2011


Economics Dept.: Michigan Economy Ticks Down in May

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index fell one point in May, ticking down to a level of 87. The May index level is 16 points, or 23 percent, above the cyclical index low of 71.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2011


SE Michigan Economic Index Shows Risk Of ‘Stagflation’

The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index declined to 67.7 in May from 67.9 in April, according to economists at Wayne State University’s business school. Meanwhile, commodity prices are surging.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2011