Although Talent 2025 is working to boost post-secondary
attainment across the region, we’re still shy of our goal for this leading
indicator. In today’s post we will take a closer look at the education levels
of our region’s adult population.
5-year estimates available from the U.S. Census Bureau provide the information
necessary to compare migration patterns across West Michigan to the migration patterns
of the other 70 counties in Michigan, while also identifying popular destinations
for those leaving the region.
Last month, Governor Snyder enacted legislation to “ban the box,” or to stop asking applicants for state jobs or occupational license about their criminal histories. Some have argued against this change, but it is an important policy that is good for business.