Jim Robey provides research and technical assistance on economic issues and in economic and workforce development to assist corporate, nonprofit, and economic and workforce development entities in problem resolution and strategic decision making.
His research focuses on regional economic, education, economic development, and workforce development issues across Michigan and the nation. He prepares annual employment forecasts for southwest Michigan’s metropolitan areas, directs the production of Business Outlook for West Michigan, and provides economic insights for regional economic development across northwest Ohio, and the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey. Robey received his PhD in Urban Studies from the Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University.
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