Points of View

Comparative Dashboard: Occupational Employment

In an effort to better track progress over time, Talent 2025

Seeing and Believing in a Better West Michigan

Like the region it serves, Talent 2025 has always set its sights on a better future.

In Search of Opportunity: The Importance of ‘Good’ and ‘Promising’ Jobs

A Brookings Institution report highlights the importance of “opportunity industries” in regional economies as the best chance for workers, especially.

Comparative Dashboard: Labor Force Participation

In an effort to better track progress over time, Talent 2025

We Need a More Educated Workforce; Adult Education Is Key

West Michigan’s progress in postsecondary education requires sustained effort – particularly in adult education, a key component of reaching targets.

Increasing diversity of teachers benefits all students

Comparative Dashboard Highlights

In an effort to better track progress over time, Talent 2025 selected six key performance indicators to measure the economic conditions of West Michigan.

Learning from the First Era of Automation, Preparing for the Next

Will the automation revolution destroy work as

The Fastest-Growing States in the Nation

The Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program (PEP)

Two Reports, One Conclusion: Talent at a Crossroads

In a report issued in January, West Michigan businesses identified talent as their top concern for 2019. A new forecast by a Grand Valley State University.