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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.

The City of Grand Rapids and Grand Valley State University are looking for your input on a street closure near Fulton Avenue.  A survey is now available online.

“With the campus continuing to develop downtown, we want to make sure we’re meeting both pedestrian and bicycle needs of the campus as well as a circulating network for the public as well.”

That’s Chris Zull, Traffic Safety Manager with City of Grand Rapids explaining why they wanted to study the closure of the intersection of Mt. Vernon Southwest at Fulton. 

Business Leaders for Michigan, a business roundtable of the state’s executives and university leaders, has released its latest quarterly forecast predicting the enactment of the federal tax reform bill will be benefit to Michigan’s economy. WGVU takes a look at the numbers.

A Business Leaders for Michigan survey indicates companies will increase their capital investment with 52-percent of respondents expecting their companies will do just that.

Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University
gvsu.edu

West Michigan’s economy continued its positive growth pattern in September. WGVU breaks down the numbers in the recent Supply Management Research survey.

“This trend has continued through September and it appears right now to probably continue through the fall and possibly even into the next year.” That’s Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. He explains there are two areas of strength. The first is a rebound in auto sales both new and used.

A new survey finds rising disapproval of President Donald Trump by white millennials, but it's still below that of their black, Latino and Asian-American peers. A GenForward poll released Thursday shows that whites have joined the majorities of young adults in all racial and ethnic groups in disapproving of Trump's performance. 

Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University
gvsu.edu

The West Michigan economy in October entered into what is being described as a slow, shallow growth period. What’s causing the flattening?

The October economic slowdown was triggered by a slowdown in auto sales and that’s impacting local parts suppliers.

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One month ago Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton held a four percent lead over Republican Donald Trump in Michigan.

Now, with less than a month before voters head to the polls, Lansing-based Epic-MRA says Clinton has extended the lead to double-digits over the GOP nominee.

Epic-MRA polled 600 registered Michigan voters, 30-percent of those surveyed by cellphone, October 1st through the 3rd just days after the first Presidential debate.

Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University
gvsu.edu

The west Michigan economy got off to a crawl in January. Then the calendar flipped and new orders came pouring in - kick-starting the local economy in February. WGVU takes a closer look at the February Supply Management Research survey.

“We had a very anemic month as the New Year opened and we started to worry a little bit.”

Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business described economic growth as “slowing to a crawl” in his January Supply Management Research survey.

Residents in Grand Rapids are being asked for input as the City starts the process to redesign its website.  The goal is to make it more user friendly.  Here’s what the city wants you to do.

“We want everyone to have their voices heard; it’s about a 10 minute survey and you can do it right from your smart phone or your laptop.”

City of Grand Rapids Communications Director, Steve Guitar says for the next six weeks they’ll be looking at what it is city residents want in the city website.  He says they’ll start from scratch.

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Michigan Democrats like their presidential candidates.

“They have a very positive view of both Clinton and Sanders 80 percent favorable rating for Clinton 72 percent favorable rating for Sanders.”

That’s EPIC-MRA President, Bernie Porn. He explains that’s where the feel good ends. Among the 400 registered Democrats surveyed by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA, Democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton maintains a clear lead 56 percent to Bernie Sanders 31%.

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