Points of View

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


Talent Initiatives: MI Opportunity Scholarship and Michigan Reconnect

In her first State of the State address, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a statewide postsecondary attainment goal of 60% – an objective much in line.

West Michigan’s Occupational Outlook Through 2026

Last Thursday, the State of Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives released their regional employment projections for all.

Workforce Development and the Use of Prior Learning Assessments

Adults in the workforce gain critical skills with varying levels of formality – on the job training, life experience, military service, professional or.

Median Age, How Youthful is West Michigan?

Median age, a metric provided with each year’s population estimates on a national, state, and county-wide level, can serve as an effective proxy to aid.

Empowering the Middle-Class Workforce

Business, government and nonprofit leaders across West Michigan have collaborated in non-political strategic community assessment and action initiatives.

Economic Hardship Across Michigan: Perception vs. Reality

The recent Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan reveals some gaps in.

Population Growth in West Michigan Surpasses State

Each spring, the U.S. Census Bureau releases sub-state population estimates for the previous year, which contain new county-level population levels for.