Covering the intersection of business and policy, and informing Michigan employers and workers on the long road back from coronavirus.
While the Detroit region is beginning to emerge from recession, the Grand Rapids, Monroe and Benton Harbor areas posted strong GDP gains in 2013.
Amid promising signs of growth, Michigan still has not reached its peak GDP from a decade ago.
The Grand Rapids region is strong in virtually every economic sector, and is the closest of any Michigan region to returning to pre-recession levels.
The Lansing and Ann Arbor regions are closely matched in GDP. Ann Arbor is just ahead in 2013. But will it last?
The Detroit region, digging out from a tough decade, still wields manufacturing might. But its future may well hinge on health care.
Saltillo was once prized for its colonial architecture. Now, this Mexican desert city is flanked by a sprawling vista of tiny stucco homes, where first generation auto workers scrape to join the middle class.