Bridge will help lead Michigan’s transition into a diversified, 21st century economy.


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

March 22, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

  Explore changes in economic output, jobs and other factors over the years in Michigan regions.

Residents are moving again. That’s good news for Michigan’s economy.

December 19, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

(See maps) Moving vans are more likely to take folks between counties and regions, an internal migration that’s a positive sign for Michigan.

The disappearing cashier. And why Michigan should worry.

August 17, 2017 | Alexandra Schmidt

As service and office jobs are lost to automation, will Michigan workers have the skills that will be valued in the future?

If you don’t want to lose your job to a robot, don’t think like one

August 17, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

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.  

Four tips for staying employed in the age of artificial intelligence

August 17, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

Spoiler alert: Use your head. It’s still better than a robot’s.

100 workers recalled. Then they all flunked their drug tests.

July 18, 2017 | Chad Selweski

Michigan companies can’t fill jobs because too many people have opioids or pot in their systems. Is the answer more testing? Or none?

Cut taxes vs public investment: What Michigan’s fiscal tug of war means to you

May 9, 2017 | John Bebow, Mike Wilkinson, Ted Roelofs

Lawmakers want a tax cut. The governor wants billions more for schools, roads and water safety. Are we taxed too little or too much? We explain what it all means to you – in 11 bite-sized reports.

Higher taxes for schools? A big fight brews in Utah

May 9, 2017 | Ted Roelofs

A group of powerful Utah business leaders is pushing for more money for that state’s schools. Utah lawmakers are having none of it.