In a story titled See which Michigan regions are growing the fastest,
Ted Roelofs and Mike Wilkinson report for Bridge magazine
that nine of 15 regions in Michigan posted growth higher than 2 percent GDP gain in 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Excerpt: Overall, the state’s numbers are a grab bag of the promising and the troubling. For example, statewide GDP grew by 2 percent in 2013. On the bright side, that’s above the five-state Midwest average of 1.6 percent, trailing only Indiana at 2.1 percent. To the negative, Michigan's GDP is still 6 percent below its output in its peak year of 2005. That's primarily because the state remains tethered to manufacturing, still its largest economic sector despite a considerable drop in the last 15 years.
The story says Niles-Benton Harbor ranked second
in growth among 14 metropolitan regions in Michigan, Kalamazoo ranked 7th
, and Battle Creek came in 10th
Follow the links to find out what's behind the rankings. See the full story here