Points of View

Second HireReach Cohort Leads Way to Better Hiring Practices

In January 2019, Cohort 1 of HireReach kicked off with an innovative group of employers, including Bar Fly Ventures, Cascade Engineering, City of Grand.

How to Transform Communities

Original post can be found at: https://jheconomics.com/how-to-transform-communities/.

West Michigan’s Commuting Patterns

Commuting patterns serve as an effective method to identify labor sheds, both at the regional and sub-regional levels, and the availability of information.

Understanding Transportation Preferences in Low-Income Communities

Teacher Retention and the Future of the Education Workforce

Between the years of 2008 and 2016, enrollment in teacher preparation programs within the state of Michigan decreased by 66 percent. National enrollment.

Let’s put data, information and analysis to work for West Michigan

Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts analyzing the nine key strategies cited in our 20/20 Vision Report.  

Leading by example: Educators and employers prove engagement works

Note: This is the third in a series of posts analyzing the nine key strategies cited in our 20/20 Vision Report.

It’s time to dismantle the barriers to our success

Note: This is the second in a series of posts analyzing the nine key strategies cited in our 20/20 Vision Report.

Going from good to great begins with postsecondary education

Note: This is the first in a series of posts analyzing the nine key strategies cited in our 20/20 Vision Report.

A challenge to West Michigan: Take talent efforts from good to great