Last Updated: Sep 29, 2011
Michigan's Economic Future: A New Look
- Comerica Economic Briefs
The Chief Economist at Comerica bank offers commentary on the Michigan economy and national economy. Offered free in PDF at this site are:
* Michigan Economic Brief
* Michigan Tourism Index
* Michigan Business Activity Index
* National Economic Brief
* Auto Affordability Index
* Detroit Area Business Activity Index
* and other articles, forecasts, and commentary.
- Google News Search on Michigan Economy
Lists links to recent news stories on Michigan economy.
- Michigan Economy at a Glance - BLS
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides monthly statistics for Michigan on employment and layoffs. There are also links to similar tables for individual cities in Michigan and links to other BLS sites with statistics on employment, compensation, and the consumer price index.
- West Michigan Data Center - W.E. Upjohn Institute
Full text of the quarterly Business Outlook for West Michigan, which includes commentary and statistics on the overall Michigan and regional economy as well as for communities in west Michigan.
- RSQE Michigan Forecast - University of Michigan
UM's Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics "provides forecasts of the U.S. national economy on a seven-times-per-year basis and forecasts of the Michigan economy on a four-times-per-year basis." Highlights of the forecasts are available at the site. as well as information on the Annual Economic Outlook Conference.
Report highlights are free; full reports require subscription.
- Citizens Research Council Almanac
Links to sources of statistics for the consumer price index, gross state product, personal income, employment, and labor. Also info on state finances, state and local taxes, population, and government programs.
- Economic Outlook for Washtenaw County 2010-2012 (pdf)
40 page report by University of Michigan professors George A. Fulton and Donald R. Grimes.
- Regional Economic Conditions - FDIC
Regional Economic Conditions (RECON) provides "economic information at the state, MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area), and county levels." Use the "Quick Search" to select the geographical area and the type of economic report, chart, or graph. Includes reports related to: index of economic diversity, employment, employment growth, unemployment, income, bankruptcies, housing permits, housing sales, mortgage delinquencies, forclosures, and more.