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See what industries are fueling economy in your Michigan area

West Michigan leads in growth

Grand Rapids has had the fastest growing regional economy in Michigan since the depths of the Great Recession in 2009. Curious about job and economic growth in your areas? Click on a region to see more information

Rank Region % Change
since 2009
1 Grand Rapids 29.2%
2 Midland 27%
3 Detroit 20.6%
4 Jackson 15.9%
5 Muskegon 14.1%
6 Monroe 13.8%
7 Flint 11.1%
8 Saginaw 10.9%
9 Kalamazoo 10.6%
10 Lansing 8.6%
11 Battle Creek 6%
12 Niles-Benton Harbor 5.9%
13 Ann Arbor 4.8%
14 Bay City -3%

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Slideshow: Michigan's regional economies ranked by growth since 2009

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