Evaluating the region’s Economy is crucial to determine how to best compete for resources and markets.

What contributes to economic competitiveness?

As we experience shifts in the regional, national, and global economies, measuring and comparing our region is the first step in determining how to best compete. Being able to measure progress and illuminate successes when laying the foundation for a strong economy by educating our workforce, attracting talent and entrepreneurs, improving our infrastructure, and reducing both direct and indirect costs in producing goods and services, can assist businesses to grow and become more efficient.

Labor Force Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

High-Tech Industries Source: US Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies

Gross Regional Product Source: EMSI

Links: A Framework for Growth & Investment in Northwest Michigan and A Framework for Talent in Northwest Michigan