Points of View

  • MASU Makes the Conservative Argument for Investing in Higher Education
  • What ACS Data Shows about Housing in West Michigan

    What ACS Data Shows about Housing in West Michigan

    Ever wonder what rent costs in your area, or how many households live in a single-family structure? The U.S. Census Bureau has helpful data on all this and more.  

  • Announcing two new resources for employers

    Announcing two new resources for employers

    Resources for employers on talent attraction, development, & retention and workforce diversity, equity, & inclusion are now available through two new tools on Talent 2025’s website. 

  • EPI Asks, “What are young college graduates doing?”
  • Gross Domestic Product in Michigan

    Gross Domestic Product in Michigan

    GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is often talked about in the context of the United States, but the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis allows us to follow this indicator on a local level. 

  • Addressing Four Barriers to the Workforce

    Addressing Four Barriers to the Workforce

    The Workforce Development Working Group has identified, researched, and recommended strategies to address four major barriers to employment. These four barriers are outlined and explained in new one-pagers available on Talent 2025’s site. 

  • West Michigan Leaders Learn How to Address the Skills Gap
  • Median Age: A Useful Overview of an Area’s Youth