Bridge will help lead Michigan’s transition into a diversified, 21st century economy.
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.
Michigan companies can’t fill jobs because too many people have opioids or pot in their systems. Is the answer more testing? Or none?
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.