Points of View

  • HireReach is Moving Forward

    HireReach is Moving Forward

    Learn more about HireReach and what is in store for the initiative’s next phase. 

  • How communities can utilize Opportunity Zones

    How communities can utilize Opportunity Zones

    Brookings explains how local leadership in Cleveland has worked to utilize Opportunity Zones to promote business growth in their communities.

  • Early Literacy in West Michigan: 2017-18 MSTEP Scores

    Early Literacy in West Michigan: 2017-18 MSTEP Scores

    MSTEP scores for the 2017-18 academic year were released this past month, containing math and reading proficiency rates for third-graders across the region. When combining the reading proficiency rate for a school district with their proportion of economically disadvantaged students, a startling trend emerges that could impact youth across West Michigan.

  • Talent 2025 to host scholars on working class issues

    Talent 2025 to host scholars on working class issues

    Next week, Talent 2025 will host a meeting convening West Michigan leaders and a bipartisan working group to address issues the working class is facing in our region and across the nation. 

  • How Noise Impacts Judgement in the Workplace

    How Noise Impacts Judgement in the Workplace

    Noise is any external factor that may create inconsistencies in judgement. A Harvard Business Review article explains noise and how to reduce its impact.

  • Talent Demand Report Highlight: West Michigan Commuting Patterns
  • Four Insights from the Talent Demand Report

    Four Insights from the Talent Demand Report

    Within the Talent Demand report, there are a few insights found in common with focus group participants from across seven sectors. Learn what employers discussed about millennials, company culture, soft skills, and social media. 

  • Study Finds Job Loss Causes More Stress for Black Americans