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Jobs get even scarcer in rural Michigan

Jobs get even scarcer in rural Michigan

May 14, 2015 | Ted Roelofs

Michigan rural counties struggle with jobs loss.

Slideshow: Worst counties for job growth (2005 - 2013)

Slideshow: Worst counties for job growth (2005 - 2013)

May 14, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the worst counties for job growth in Michigan, 2005 - 2013

Slideshow: Best counties for job growth (2005 - 2013)

Slideshow: Best counties for job growth (2005 - 2013)

May 14, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the best counties in Michigan for job growth, 2005 - 2013

Slideshow: Worst counties for total jobs added (2005 - 2013)

Slideshow: Worst counties for total jobs added (2005 - 2013)

May 14, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the top ten worst counties for total jobs performance, 2005 - 2013

Slideshow: Best counties for total jobs added (2005 - 2013)

Slideshow: Best counties for total jobs added (2005 - 2013)

May 14, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the top ten best counties for total jobs performance, 2005 - 2013.

Michigan’s jobs rebound also brings a lower paycheck

Michigan’s jobs rebound also brings a lower paycheck

May 12, 2015 | Chastity Pratt

Michigan, a pioneer of the American middle class, is adding jobs but wages have fallen below the national average in the past decade.

Slideshow: Best counties for wage gains (1990 - 2013)

Slideshow: Best counties for wage gains (1990 - 2013)

May 12, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the best counties for average wage gains, adjusted for inflation, from 1990 - 2013

Slideshow: Worst counties for wage losses (1990 - 2013)

Slideshow: Worst counties for wage losses (1990 - 2013)

May 12, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the worst counties for average wage losses, adjusted for inflation, from 1990 – 2013

Slideshow: Best counties for wages (September 2014)

Slideshow: Best counties for wages (September 2014)

May 12, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the best counties for average weekly wages as of September, 2014

Slideshow: Worst counties for wages (September 2014)

Slideshow: Worst counties for wages (September 2014)

May 12, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the worst counties for average weekly wages, as of September, 2014

State struggles to boost lives of the working poor

State struggles to boost lives of the working poor

May 12, 2015 | Chastity Pratt

Four-in-10 Michigan families can’t afford life’s basics, according to a report by the United Way. The report contends that helping struggling workers will ultimately benefit the state as a whole.

Up North, isolation impedes health care for seniors

Up North, isolation impedes health care for seniors

March 12, 2015 | Nancy Derringer

In far-flung rural Michigan, hardly anything is close by. It can be a problem for those in need of medical attention.

Poverty in paradise: Halting the exodus of young workers from northern Michigan

Poverty in paradise: Halting the exodus of young workers from northern Michigan

February 19, 2015 | Ted Roelofs

After growing up in Pure Michigan, millennials say they must leave a land they love to fulfill their career ambitions. Second of two parts.

How posh Aspen and Jackson Hole make housing affordable for year-round workers

How posh Aspen and Jackson Hole make housing affordable for year-round workers

February 19, 2015 | Nancy Derringer

Michigan’s northern resort counties could learn from these swanky ski towns in Colorado and Wyoming.

Postcards from paradise: A daughter of Petoskey finds homecoming a real page-turner

Postcards from paradise: A daughter of Petoskey finds homecoming a real page-turner

February 19, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Like lots of smart young natives, Katie Capaldi thought her destiny lay far from the northern Michigan town where she was raised. But she’s writing another chapter. Plus, five other looks at people and life Up North.

Postcard from paradise: In the inky dark, a glimmer of starshine – and tourism

Postcard from paradise: In the inky dark, a glimmer of starshine – and tourism

February 18, 2015 | Bridge Staff

The Headlands is drawing stargazers to a 550-acre park at the very tip of the mitten, officially designated an International Dark Sky Park.

Postcard from paradise: Custom skis, made by hand

Postcard from paradise: Custom skis, made by hand

February 18, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Jeff Thompson figured he could make his own skis as easily as buying them. Then mom and dad sold their house to come work for him.

Postcard from paradise: At Coolhouse Labs, a native son incubates startups in Harbor Springs

Postcard from paradise: At Coolhouse Labs, a native son incubates startups in Harbor Springs

February 18, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Internet-based companies can live anywhere. One twenty-something hopes giving entrepreneurs a great northern Michigan summer might turn their heads.

Postcard from paradise: Needing to get out, a young man looks to the water

Postcard from paradise: Needing to get out, a young man looks to the water

February 18, 2015 | Bridge Staff

His parents always warned: In a small-town economy, the pie is too small for everybody to get a slice.

Postcard: Luxe life at Bay Harbor reflects changing economy

Postcard: Luxe life at Bay Harbor reflects changing economy

February 15, 2015 | Bridge Staff

A luxury playground grows where an abandoned cement plant once stood on the shores of Little Traverse Bay.

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