Covering the intersection of business and policy, and informing Michigan employers and workers on the long road back from coronavirus.
For decades, the peninsulas of Old Mission and Leelanau have produced ideal conditions for tart cherries. But harsh weather, pesky bugs and Turkish imports are prompting farmers to reconsider their futures.
Michigan’s unemployment remains low and wages are coming back. But the auto industry is transforming, and trade and talent challenges persist across the state.
Michigan has the most counties in the nation with a median age of 50 or older, according to U.S. Census figures released Thursday. The implications for the economy are dire.
New Census data show Michigan incomes are rising, but falling in counties that flipped from Obama to Trump. Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer say the recovery isn’t coming fast enough.
From Michigan farmers to metal scrap recyclers to auto parts makers, trade wars on several fronts are taking a toll in a state uniquely reliant on foreign trade.
A flood of tariffs has thrust the United States into trade tussles with Canada, China and Mexico. Three top Michigan economists offer their takes.
Bridge grilled two researchers on opposite sides of the prevailing wage debate on how its repeal will impact Michigan’s economy and skilled workers
Heard about how Millennials are going to save cities? More are moving to the suburbs, which fuel population growth throughout Michigan.
Backers of the measures submitted statewide signatures gathered and now must wait to see if their signatures are approved to appear on the November ballot
A steep import tax on Canadian newsprint could trigger fresh staff cuts, page cuts or worse at Michigan’s community newspapers, publishers warn.
Tight tax laws put a crimp on Michigan municipalities even as property values finally climb.
Use this map and database to explore changes in market values in communities throughout Michigan from 2014-2017.
By definition, Michigan is at full employment. But job growth remains a key election issue and uncertain remains.
Not all jobs are created equal in Michigan. Use this interactive graphic to explore what the growth of jobs, by pay, throughout the state.
The long nightmare is over. Michigan is outpacing the nation in growth. But experts say changes still are necessary to avert a deep plunge for the inevitable next recession.
Curious about job and economic growth in your areas? (Note: The data on GDP is only available by metropolitan regions. There are none north of Midland in Michigan) Click on a region to see more information
Is manufacturing really driving the Motor City? What’s hurting Bay City? Michigan’s economy is changing fast. Here’s some highlights.
Bridge Magazine asked eight candidates for their plans to diversify Michigan’s economy and grow jobs. All agree there’s work to be done.
Explore changes in economic output, jobs and other factors over the years in Michigan regions.