September 21, 2023
Monthly labor force data shows the regional workforce is approaching pre-COVID levels. However, the region’s aging population poses a long term challenge.
June 19, 2023
Examining the economic impact of tourism through PureMichigan data and seasonal population estimates.
May 5, 2023
This article examines the annual labor force cycle as thousands of workers enter the the labor force each summer.
January 18, 2023
Using Census data, this article examines the changing size and characteristics of the population over the last decade.
November 21, 2022
This article examines the post-COVID labor force. While seasonal cycles remain, the total number of people in the workforce is smaller than before.
August 17, 2022
Using Dun & Bradstreet data, this article examines the economic impact of the outdoor recreation industry and its subsectors.
August 13, 2022
This article highlights outdoor recreation businesses using Northern Lower Michigan as a proving ground for new products.
June 21, 2022
This article examines the integral role of young workers in meeting seasonal labor demands. However, long term demographic trends show this labor pool is shrinking.
April 13, 2022
Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals that the local craft beverage industry is outpacing national growth.
March 17, 2022
Explore the evolving definition of the outdoor recreation industry and how the producers of outdoor recreation products can postively impact the region.