Covering the intersection of business and policy, and informing Michigan employers and workers on the long road back from coronavirus.
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.
(See maps) Moving vans are more likely to take folks between counties and regions, an internal migration that’s a positive sign for Michigan.
As service and office jobs are lost to automation, will Michigan workers have the skills that will be valued in the future?
Jobs will undoubtedly be lost to artificial intelligence, and others gained. The trick will be to craft policy to help as many people who lost jobs to find new ones.
Spoiler alert: Use your head. It’s still better than a robot’s.