2018

Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University
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West Michigan’s economic growth slowed in almost every sector in July. That’s the readout from the latest Supply Management Research survey. The findings indicate it’s in response to sweeping tariffs.

“Our index of new orders which had been very positive flipped to the negative position for the first time in 18 months.”

Brian G. Long is director of Supply Management Research at the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

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Ottawa Hills Neighborhood Association

The flowers are in full bloom and there’s no better place to see them than at the Ottawa Hills annual garden tour.  That from organizers of the tour.  It’s a self-guided tour that starts off at Grand Rapids Christian Elementary on Iroquois.   

The Ottawa Hills Neighborhood Association is celebrating its 25th annual Garden Tour.  Gardens large and small are on display.

“It started back in 1993, and has been growing steadily and getting larger every year. “

Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University
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West Michigan’s 2018 economy got off to a strong start in January and February was even better.

Traditionally, West Michigan’s economy experiences the winter blues in February. It either flattens out or slides just a bit, but not this year. Brian G. Long is director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. He explains with the recent passage of the tax law the local economy accelerated backed by firms specializing in capital equipment or export.

Mark Sanchez
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MiBiz senior writer Mark Sanchez focuses on mergers and acquisitions in 2018.

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One in 10 workers in the United States in employed by some form of philanthropy. With changes coming to the field in 2018 what can nonprofits expect?

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University has identified 11 trends.

Executive Director Kyle Caldwell discusses those trends and how to best understand their impacts.

Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University
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As 2017 comes to a close, November’s Supply Management Research survey suggests West Michigan’s economy will be strong in 2018.

“It’s quite possible that 2018 will be one of our best years in the previous 10 years.”

Brian G. Long is director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. He says West Michigan’s economic trajectory heading into December and beyond is full steam ahead.