West Michigan Economy


Since its founding in 1945, the Upjohn Institute follows the economic conditions and developments in the West Michigan Economy to provide information and forecasts to West Michigan businesses, governments and other community organizations.

Research and reports include:

  • Economic impact studies for local and regional firms and businesses
  • Economic forecasts for local and regional employment
  • Local government planning assistance
  • Evaluation of quality of life / well-being (arts, downtown areas, culture)
  • Evaluation of education in the context of regional development

The Institute disseminates analyses, forecasts, and other reports on the West Michigan Economy by its Regional Economic Analysts through: