economic activity

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Kent County parks generate more than $30 million in annual economic activity. That’s one of a number of findings revealed in an economic impact study conducted by Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business and Kent County Parks.

Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University
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The July Supply Management Research survey indicated the trade war with China and its tariffs slowed new orders coming in to West Michigan manufacturers.The recently released August survey presents a swing to marginal growth.

“Well, last month we were a little bit worried because we posted some of the most negative numbers that we’ve posted in a long time. But this month, those numbers came back to, what I guess I would say is, a flat report.”

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